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Tours to Telfair Academy
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR 60-Minute Guided Segway History Tour of Savannah
Tours from $49 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Historic Savannah Tour in a Vintage Citroën
Duration: 1h 15min
Tours from $150 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR 90-Minute Segway History Tour of Savannah
Duration: 1h 30min
Tours from $71 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Self-Guided 'Old Squares of Savannah' Solo Walking Tour
Duration: 55min - 1h 15min
Tours from $6 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Rising Voices: Underrepresented History (by Walk With Me Savannah Tours)
Tours from $37 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Savannah Tour Pass - Includes Over 30 Attractions
Duration: 24h - 72h
Tours from $108 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Johnson Square to Independent Presbyterian: A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Savannah
Duration: 1h 30min - 2h
Tours from $10 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Girls with Grit - 2hr Walking Tour
Tours from $30 ›
Telfair Academy reviews
We really enjoyed seeing Mary's private collection. We took our time and there was something that piqued everyone's interest. We appreciated the air conditioning and the bathrooms in the basement...
We really enjoyed seeing Mary's private collection. We took our time and there was something that piqued everyone's interest. We appreciated the air conditioning and the bathrooms in the basement... more »
This museum is also included in the Telfair Museum one ticket price. There isn’t a ton of artwork but what they do have is impressive. Most were deportations of American and impressionist artwork...
This museum is also included in the Telfair Museum one ticket price. There isn’t a ton of artwork but what they do have is impressive. Most were deportations of American and impressionist artwork... more »
This is a very charming museum with a collection that is quite lovely. I was not expecting a lot as it seems small. But it was stunning. They had some special pieces re impressionism as well...not.... more
This is a very charming museum with a collection that is quite lovely. I was not expecting a lot as it seems small. But it was stunning. They had some special pieces re impressionism as well...not.... more »
Beautiful museum, stunning rotunda you have to see in person to behold, many interesting pieces, helpful free audio tour- bring headphones! Noise canceling headphones were perfect, it was a little more crowded than usual because it was a free admission day, but I still got to enjoy everything. There are stairs at main entrance and walkways, but they have elevators and a separate wheelchair accessible entrance available FYI. Admission to this includes two other really worthwhile buildings nearby. Street parking is ample, use the Savannah Parking app to pay for parking and easily extend your time, or there’s some spots with free parking on Sundays. Great location with lots of shopping and food nearby. I loved the room with Savannah artists, and the massive paintings in the rotunda. I’d recommend seeing River Street first, since lots of the Savannah art shows scenes of that area.
I wish there was more. We like historic houses and thought it would be similar to Owen's house since that's what we were told. There's 2 period rooms only 1 was accessible the dining room. The rest was art collections. The bird girl was a huge attraction for me.
Small but nice museum featuring a well curated and interesting mix of paintings and statue replicas along with exhibits showing what life would have been like in the mansion back in the day. Nice relaxing experience that can be done pretty quickly and is a great deal if you also visit the Owens Thomas House as the price of admission is included with that ticket.
This is an extraordinary concentration of local culture and art. There are three Associated museums not very far apart and, best of all, one ticket gets you entry to all 3. Start with The Telfair Academy at 121 Barnard St. Is one of the oldest public art museums in the South. After the Civil War ended and then Reconstruction efforts (equal rights) fell apart after the Grant presidency, the white upper class took over again and their wealth returned with the help of millions of destitute ex-slaves as labor. Telfair opened during the rebuilding in 1886. It's Regency style is elegant and well proportioned. It was closely linked by architectural style to the historic Owens-Thomas house noted below. The Owens-Thomas house and slave quarters Is worth the visit even if you have only one that you can choose. We were profoundly and movingly educated about how we use and misuse language related to those who were enslaved, not “slaves” because that condition did not comprise their only identity. Similarly, it's useful to have a better understanding of the connotations carried by similar terms such as “master” and considering whether the word “enslaver” is more appropriate. Food for thought. The Jepson Center is devoted to contemporary art from around the world, including emerging or new artists from the region.
The architecture of the building is really cool to see and the art was an added bonus. I really liked the self guided audio tour that was available. It made it so that we could do the ribs at our own pace and stay longer/shorter when wanted. Pretty decent deal to get all the if the museums for the price.
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