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Telfair Museums, in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, was the first public art museum in the Southern United States. Founded through the bequest of Mary Telfair (1791–1875), a prominent local citizen, and operated by the Georgia Historical Society until 1920, the museum opened in 1886 in the Telfair family’s renovated Regency style mansion, known as the Telfair Academy.
|Monday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
The Telfair museum offers a surprising amount of variety. With your admission you get access to other museums in Savannah. Good bang for your buck. This particular location had a ton of paintings from a wide range of time, sculptures, and artifacts set up in rooms in situ. I'm personally not a huge fan of these types of places, but it was enjoyable and reasonably priced. PS, don't mind my photo... It was the only one I took without my party in them. But we still thought it was funny.
You don't miss out on too much if you skip this but there is a lot of beautiful artwork...
Well worth the price of admission. You actually get three museums for the price of one. If you are in Savannah, definitely check it out
Gorgeous historical house and a stunning collection of well curated art. Pleasant staff. Highly recommended.
I love museums and this one did not disappoint. Reading the book with this statue on the cover...can you guess the name? ;)
Really neat look into the lives of those who lived in historic Savannah, and a neat collection of art and history. The Academy itself is beautiful and well kept. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely worth it to pay to go here and visit all three museums.
Great old home/ museum. Some nice pieces. Excellent trifecta with all three facilities.
Beautiful/perserved house and wonderful museum with well appointed galleries and displays of mid-American and European paintings and Oriental art.
We really enjoyed seeing all of the art and sculptures in the Academy. Thanks to Mary Telfair for giving us this landmark. I have attached a few pictures of some of the art and sculptures we saw during our visit. My favorite was the painting of the dark prince of wales in the huge piece on the wall! Epic in my mind and representative of times long ago!
What a gem in the amazing Savannah historic district. Highly recommend the three museum tour. Clean. Comfortable, helpful staff, and very educational. Quite a step back in time exploring what life would have been like in Savannah over the past couple hundred years.
Had low expectations but this place surprised me. The collection was not bad and the building is gorgeous. The Jepson Centre had a great exhibit on road trips across America that I loved.
Kind of a one-off museum. Old house, would have been a mansion in it's day. Hodge podge of paintings. Guide was very good. I was tempted to speed through and get out of there but stayed for the tour and that made the visit worthwhile. Fun insights into turn of the last century Savannah. Jepsen center is across the street and you get both admissions for one price, so that is a good deal.