Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters

Feb 12, 2022

Explore the fascinating Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters, a must-visit historical site preserved by Tokyo Biking Tours. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture as you tour this significant landmark located in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. Discover the captivating stories behind the house and gain a deeper understanding of the lives and experiences of those who once inhabited it.

Unveiling the Past

Step into the Owens Thomas House, a stunning architectural masterpiece that blends British and American design elements. Originally built in 1816 for Richard Richardson, the house later became the residence of George Welshman Owens, a prominent local lawyer. Today, it stands as a time capsule, offering visitors a glimpse into the lives of the affluent families of the early 19th century.

Adjacent to the main house, the Slave Quarters stands as a somber reminder of the institution that shaped the lives of so many during that era. Delve into the stories of the enslaved individuals who lived and worked within these quarters, and gain perspective on the hardships they endured.

Guided Tours

At Tokyo Biking Tours, we offer guided tours of the Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters, led by knowledgeable and experienced guides. Our tours are designed to bring the history of this site to life, providing in-depth insights and unique perspectives.

During the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore both the main house and the Slave Quarters, as well as the beautiful gardens that surround the property. Our guides will provide detailed explanations of the architectural features, historical significance, and personal stories associated with each area, ensuring a comprehensive and engaging experience.

As you walk through the house, marvel at the intricate details and exquisite craftsmanship that characterize the interior. Observe the antique furniture, delicate artwork, and decorative elements that harken back to a bygone era. The Slave Quarters offer a contrasting glimpse into a different aspect of history, focusing on the lives of those who lived in servitude.

Interpreting History

Our mission at Tokyo Biking Tours is not only to provide an informative and enjoyable experience but also to foster a deeper understanding of the complex history surrounding the Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters. We aim to create a space for dialogue and reflection, encouraging visitors to critically examine the past and its impact on the present.

By shedding light on the diverse narratives that intersect within this site, we hope to foster empathy, respect, and appreciation for the resilience and contributions of all individuals who shaped the course of history.

Plan Your Visit

To make the most of your visit to the Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters, we recommend planning ahead. Our tours tend to be popular, especially during peak travel seasons, so securing your spot in advance is advisable.

Visit our website or give us a call to book your tour and check our schedule. We offer different tour options tailored to various preferences and interests, ensuring an experience suited to you.

Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, as the tour involves some walking. We also recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle, especially during the warmer months.

Begin your journey into the past with Tokyo Biking Tours and discover the compelling stories of the Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters. Uncover the layers of history, gain new perspectives, and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Savannah's rich heritage.

Lydia Anuar
Fascinating historical site, must-see!
Nov 8, 2023