The Telfair Museum

The Telfair Museum, in Savannah, is one of the prime tourist hotspots. If you're looking for amazing architecture with an art museum to go with it, the Telfair Museum should be on your list of things to do in Savannah

All the way back in 1818 Alexander Telfair decided that he wanted a little mansion built for him in Savannah Georgia. So he hired English architect William Jay to design and build him this Regency-style mansion which is now the Telfair Academy. While Alexander may not have been around until 1875, the mansion stayed in the Telfair family. At that time Mary Telfair donated the house to the Georgia Historical Society to be used as a museum.

Today, the Telfair Academy houses 19th and 20th Century artwork. Consisting of paintings, drawings, sculpture and much more, the Telfair Academy is a 'must-see' destination for anyone coming to Savannah. Finding the Academy is easy. It is at 121 Barnard Street right on Telfair Square. Their hours are as follows:

  • Sunday 1 – 5 pm
  • Monday 12 – 5pm
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Admission to the Telfair Academy is free to members but is $20 for adults, $5 for students and children and free for kids under 5. The $20 covers you for one visit to each of the locations within the Museum system but you must use it within a week from the date of purchase. For more information, please visit their website.

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