Owens-Thomas House, Telfair Museums

124 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31401


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The Owens-Thomas House, designed by a young English architect, William Jay, is considered one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in the country. Jay (1792-1837) was one of the first professionally-trained architects to practice in the United States.

In addition to the historic house museum and decorative art ranging from the late 18th to the early 19th century, the site includes rare intact urban slave quarters and a lovely parterre garden.

Telfair Museums is the oldest public art museum in the Southeast. Since the 1880s, the museum has grown from a renovated family mansion into a distinguished cultural institution located in three architecturally-significant buildings. The permanent collection includes approximately 4,000 works of art from America and Europe, dating primarily from the 18th-21st centuries.

Located in Savannah’s vibrant historic district, the museum consists of the Telfair Academy (see separate listing) and the Owens-Thomas House, two circa 1820 National Historic Landmark buildings, and the Jepson Center (see separate listing).

(NARM privileges do not extend other institutions within a 15-mile radius and may be restricted for concerts/lectures/special exhibitions and ticketed events.)