All Day On/Off Tour and Admission to the Telfair Properties:
Spend the day with us! This unlimited On & Off Tour is your ticket to discovering as much of Savannah as you can fit into a day. This sightseeing tour is the expanded version of our Overview Tour. Thus, in addition to the informative entertaining narration by your tour guide, you will be able to explore our Historic District on your own by utilizing our 15 trolley stops throughout the day. Each stop is conveniently located near points of interest (like the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, City Market, and River Street), unique shops & boutiques and many of our fabulous restaurants. This touring option is ideal for those of you who want to see our fine city to its fullest.
This package includes the Owens-Thomas House ticket, and as a bonus you get free admission to the Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center.
The Owens-Thomas House is considered by architectural historians to be one of the finest examples of English Regency architecture in America. Inspired by classical antiquity, this style of architecture takes its name from England’s King George IV, who ruled as Prince Regent from 1811 to 1820.
A National Historic Landmark, the stately former residence is now a historic house museum. It boasts a decorative arts collection comprised primarily of Owens family furnishings, along with American and European objects dating from 1750-1830. The site also includes a beautiful English-inspired parterre garden and an original carriage house-which contains one of the earliest intact urban slave quarters in the South.
Designed by British architectural prodigy William Jay in the neoclassical Regency style, the Telfair Academy is a former mansion built from 1818-1819 for Alexander Telfair, son of Revolutionary War patriot and Georgia governor Edward Telfair.
In 1875, Alexander’s sister Mary – heir to the family fortune and last to bear the Telfair name – bequeathed the house and its furnishings to the Georgia Historical Society to be opened as a museum. After significant renovation by German-born architect Detlef Lienau, whose adaptations included the addition of the Sculpture Gallery and the Rotunda, the building opened to the public in 1886 as the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Devoted to the art of today, the contemporary Jepson Center links Telfair’s future with its past, unifying the museum’s three distinct sites.The building, designed by Moshe Safdie and opened to the public in 2006, features over 7,500 square feet of gallery space for major traveling exhibitions of contemporary art and installations of works from the permanent collection. Educational programming takes place in the 220-seat auditorium, community gallery, education studios, and ArtZeum-a unique, 3,500-square foot interactive gallery for children and families.
Trolleys run 7 days a week 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Trolleys operate on a 15-20 minute pickup schedule