Fodor's Expert Review Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters

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Balcony, Owens-Thomas House and Museum, Savannah, Georgia, USA

Designed by William Jay, the Owens-Thomas House is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in America. Built in 1816–19, the house was constructed with local materials. Of particular note are the curving walls, Greek-inspired ornamental molding, half-moon arches, stained-glass panels, original Duncan Phyfe furniture, the hardwood "bridge" on the second floor, and the indoor toilets, which it had before the White House or Versailles. In 2018, the site renamed itself the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and revealed a new interpretive exhibition that includes the restored dwellings of those enslaved here. Owned and administered by Telfair Museums, this home gives an inside perspective on Savannah's history.

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124 Abercorn St.
Savannah, Georgia  31401, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $20, includes admission to the Jepson Center and the Telfair Academy, Mon. noon–5, Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5; last tour at 4:30, Closed Tues. and Wed.

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