Telfair Museums

121 Barnard St Savannah, GA 31401
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Telfair Museums
Detail Most people spend about 3 to 4 hours touring the museums.
Detail Includes one visit to Jepson Center, Telfair Academy, and Owens-Thomas House.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Non-Flash Photography is Permitted
Detail Restaurant and Gift Shop On-site
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Set in a city filled with an abundance of history and mystery, visiting the Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA is the perfect way to get in touch with this city's past. Admission is included to three of the Telfair Museum sites including:

Jepson Center

Located at 207 W York St, Jepson Center is home to countless pieces of contemporary art and exhibitions that are sure to delight and impress all ages. The building opened in 2006. It is comprised of over 7,500 square feet of gallery space and hosts many traveling exhibitions. It is also home to a permanent collection of art pieces and features a 220 seat auditorium, a community gallery, studios, and ArtZeum, which is an interactive 3,500 square foot gallery.

Here, guests can also check out the Kirk Varnedoe Collection which includes pieces by Chuck Close, Richard Avedon, Robert Rauschenberg, Jeff Koons, and Jasper Johns. Other pieces include works of William Christenberry, Sam Gilliam, James Brooks, and Helen Levitt. You'll also be able to check out the famous Bird Girl statue while making your way through the fantastic pieces of art.

Telfair Academy

The Telfair Academy center is situated at 121 Barnard St. It is a feat of beautiful architecture, having been modeled after the neoclassical Regency style. It is also home to plenty of magnificent paintings, including works from Frederick Frieseke, Robert Henry, George Luks, and more. It was originally built in 1891 for Alexander Telfair and was given to the George Historical Society in 1875. The mansion itself is comprised of two 19th century rooms and artistic pieces ranging from paper sketches, sculptures, and paintings.

Owens - Thomas House

Another American Regency-styled mansion, the Owens-Thomas house is located at 124 Abercorn St. Having been built from 1816-1819, it is filled with cultural and architectural significance. It sits proudly, its beautifully adorned porch beckoning guests inside. Once there, visitors will be treated to a look into the 1700 - 1800s. It features plenty of American and European pieces from these eras, including furniture and art. Also on the grounds include the original carriage house and parterre garden.

If you have a penchant for history, a visit to the many Telfair Museums and other great tours are a must on your next trip to Savannah, GA.

Frequently Asked Questions for Telfair Museums:
  • What is included in the admission price for Telfair Museums?
    Includes one visit to Jepson Center, Telfair Academy, and Owens-Thomas House.
  • Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Telfair Museums?
    Most people spend about 3 to 4 hours touring the museums. The Owens-Thomas House is a guided tour only.
  • What amenities are available?
    There is a gift shop on site.
  • Is Telfair Museums handicap accessible?
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
    Non-flash photography is allowed.
  • For what ages is Telfair Museums appropriate?
    This is great for all ages.
  • Is parking available at Telfair Museums? Is it free?
    Yes, free parking is available at the location.