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We are excited to offer local residents FREE ADMISSION to the Jepson Center and Telfair Academy on Saturdays and Sundays through August 28!

Counties included: Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, and Liberty (Georgia), and Beaufort and Jasper (South Carolina)
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Telfair Museums offers docent-guided group tours for all ages, pre-K through college. Students will be encouraged to look closely, think creatively, develop personal interpretations, and share in group discussion. All tours meet Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).

School Field Trips Available:

Group tour fees apply for on-site visits. Note: Chatham county Title I schools are not charged a fee for on-site visits. On-site visits for student groups are limited to 60 students per visit at the Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center. Site visits and virtual tours require advanced reservations. Contact Carey Daughtry at or fill out the group tour request form to schedule your visit.

The Art of William O. Golding: Hard Knocks, Hardships, and Lots of Experience


William O. Golding (American 1874-1943), Cape Horn, 1933 Pencil and crayon on paper, 9 x 12 in., Telfair Museums, Gift of Mrs. Frank Hollowbush and Mrs. Julianna F. Waring by exchange, 2021.14.2


Telfair Museums presents the first large museum survey of the work of William O. Golding (1874-1943), an African American seaman and artist who recorded a half-century of maritime experience in more than one hundred vibrant drawings. In the 1930s, Golding was a patient at the United States Marine Hospital in Savannah, where he represented his experiences in expressive pencil and crayon drawings which combine memory, imagination, and sailors’ lore. 72 works will be exhibited, including 23 drawings from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection, and others from the Morris Museum of Art, The Georgia Museum of Art, and private collections.


* Available as an in-person tour at the Jepson Center or as live virtual tour for student groups. Request a tour:

Sonya Clark: Finding Freedom
Available as a live virtual tour for student groups. Grades 4-12.

Request a virtual tour here:

Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin &    Marshall College, courtesy of Deb Grove, Franklin & Marshall College Staff Photographer.

Explore artist Sonya Clark’s large-scale art installation, quilted together from fabric cyanotypes, that references the night sky and the path to freedom sought by enslaved people making their way North along the Underground Railroad. The program also includes works from Telfair’s permanent collection, from sculpture portraits of Harriett Tubman and Frederick Douglass to a contemporary print by Faith Ringgold..

Online Educator Guide: Connects to Georgia curriculum standards in areas including visual arts, social studies, science, and language arts. Download is available HERE.

Art in Postwar America
Available through May 1, 2022 , Grades k-12

Students will discuss American art made after World War II and discover how artists have responded to social history and art movements from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The tour includes work from Telfair Museums’ permanent collection from the exhibitions Complex Uncertainties: Artists in Postwar America and Curator’s Choice. 

  • Available as an in-person tour at the Jepson Center or as live virtual tour for student groups
  • Online Exhibition Guide
  • Tour outline, curriculum connections and slide resources available. Request these resources at
 School Group Rates for Jepson Center and Telfair Academy
  •  Min group size 10
  •  Max groups size 60
  • Telfair Academy or Jepson Center $5 per student; 2-Site combo $8 per student
  • One complimentary chaperone per 10 students


School Group Rates for Owens Thomas House & Slave Quarters
  • Min group size 10
  • Max group size 26
  • Tour appointments available: 9:00am or 4:30pm $8.00 per student
  • One complimentary chaperone per 10 students