The Telfair Museums

The Telfair actually comprises a number of different places in Savannah all within walking distance of each other.

First is the Telfair Academy. A former home built in 1818, the museum houses American and European art from the 19th and 20th centuries and is the oldest public museum in the South.

The Owens-Thomas House was built in 1816 and is considering one of the best examples of Regency architecture in America. A National Historic Landmark, the Owens-Thomas House is now a museum dedicated to decorative arts. The home also boasts a parterre garden and an original carriage house.

Finally, the Jepson Center was opened in 2006 and designed by Moshe Safdie. The aptly designed museum houses contemporary works from renowned artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and one of Jen’s rare contemporary faves, Chuck Close.

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