Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters    

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Telfair Museums' Owens-Thomas House was designed by architect William Jay and completed in 1819. Visitors to the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters are guided through one of the finest …
Telfair Museums' Owens-Thomas House was designed by architect William Jay and completed in 1819. Visitors to the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters are guided through one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in America as well as the original slave quarters designed to house the enslaved men, women, and children who maintained it. The tour includes an exploration of the lives and complicated relationships of the most and least powerful people in 19th century Savannah—such as the wealthy Owens family who owned the property for 121 years and the many enslaved people who labored to support and maintain the household.

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Mar 31, 2024
This magnificent home was built on the profits of the slave trade, making it bring slavery to new educational experience for my granddaughter. I wanted her to know about the atrocities of that era a… Full review by Marilyn M
Mar 25, 2024
Our tour guide, Jordan, spoke with an evenly modulated, authoritative voice about the shameful aspects of our human past, giving a moral weight to her considered representation of the considerable we… Full review by Craig M
Mar 22, 2024
If you are woke and suffering from collective white guilt, this is the tour for you. The tour guide never let us forget for one second that every part of this home’s history involved the sin of slave… Full review by W9431TZkathyw

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Construction completed:1819
Architect:William Jay

Questions & answers

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If tickets are valid for one week from purchase date, does that allow you to visit each museum on different days of that …
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If tickets are valid for one week from purchase date, does that allow you to visit each museum on different days of that week? Can you visit a museum more then once in the same day?
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Yes. Be sure to go very early to the Owens-Thomas House. They only can take so many people on each tour. They can fill up quickly. The docent told us to show up early and we …
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Yes. Be sure to go very early to the Owens-Thomas House. They only can take so many people on each tour. They can fill up quickly. The docent told us to show up early and we were very glad we did.
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We will be in Savannah next October 19-21. Can we purchase tour tickets on-site, or, is their a location to purchase …
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We will be in Savannah next October 19-21. Can we purchase tour tickets on-site, or, is their a location to purchase tickets other than online for Seniors? Thank you.
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We purchased the tickets on site.
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Does the admission include a tour guide or docent? Thanks so much for all the help!!
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That's the only way you can tour the house is with the tour guide and is part of the admission price. It seem the tours run about every 15-20 min.
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Answer by Caro F · Dec 18, 2016
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How can you buy 1 house tour? It says you have to buy tickets at their website, but buying one house not an option. We …
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How can you buy 1 house tour? It says you have to buy tickets at their website, but buying one house not an option. We are a family of 5, --$100 is a bit steep for us.Thanks in advance!
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you should be able to buy tickets at the door. Enjoy.
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I see that you can only buy a ticket that includes all 3 places. I am only in Savannah for the weekend. How long does it …
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I see that you can only buy a ticket that includes all 3 places. I am only in Savannah for the weekend. How long does it take to do all 3? My flight on sunday leaves at 5:51. If I dedicated my Sunday to this, starting when they open at 12, would I be able to make my flight without rushing? (It says our hotel is 22 minutes from the airport)
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We only went to the Owens Thomas house and bought our ticket there right on the spot. You can purchase just a single ticket.
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Can we book a tour in advance?
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When we open the site each day, tour slots are available for visitors on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must book a tour in-person at...
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