Telfair Museums


Founded in 1886, the South’s oldest art museum has three buildings, each containing works that correspond to the era in which it was built. Telfair Academy is home to 19th- and 20th-century American and European art; the Owens-Thomas House has a collection of late 18th- to early 19th-century decorative arts and an exhibit featuring an intact urban slave quarters; and the contemporary Jepson Center has the Glass House and the Sculpture Terrace.

The terrace is a great place to take in the views of Telfair Square and the gold-domed City Hall. Another highlight is Sylvia Shaw Judson’s Bird Girl, a statue made famous for being on the dust jacket of John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.


121 Barnard St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401


32.07881500, -81.09487500

Open Hours

Sun.--Mon. noon--5, Tues.--Sat. 10--5.
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(912) 790-8800

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