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The Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters will be closed from 10:00am – 1:00pm on February 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd for school tours. The site will reopen to the public at 1:00pm with guided tours until 4:15pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We’re growing! ArtZeum is permanently closed to make room for Telfair Children’s Art Museum, opening this Summer!

Telfair Museums’ Slavery and Freedom 8th Grade Program offers eighth graders in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) the opportunity to tour the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters as part of their core Georgia history standards. Tours at the historic house will focus on the art, architecture, and history through the lens of slavery in an urban setting. As students explore the property, they will be learning about the lives of the wealthy white families and enslaved laborers of African descent who lived and worked here.

Slavery & Freedom Educator Guide


Post-Visit Writing Prompt Submissions

After visiting the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, discuss the most impactful moment, or lasting memory, of the tour. In 500 words or less, reflect and respond to these moments and why it is important for historical interpreters and museums to “tell” and “show” our history.

Submit responses and we’ll select the top 3 to be featured on our museum’s website.