The newly transformed Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters now explores how the most powerful and least powerful people in Savannah lived together in the early 1800s, providing visitors with a broader understanding of how slavery impacted urban life in and beyond the home, and how it affected young and old, black and white, enslaved and free. We now tell the stories of Emma, the nanny; Diane, the cook; and Peter, the butler; as well as the Owens family who owned the home for over 120 years
These are stories of Savannah, and Telfair Museums wants to ensure that the local community has access to hear and learn the whole story of this historic home. Beginning December 2, 2018, and running through May 26, 2019, admission will be free on Sundays from noon to 4pm for Chatham County residents. Each adult will need to provide proof of residency at the admission’s desk. Tours are subject to availability, and it is suggested that community members get their tickets early in the day. (This offer is not valid for groups as tours are limited in size.)
Starting with the 2019/2020 school year, every 8th grader in the Chatham County Public School system will visit the Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters on a free field trip.