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Telfair Academy


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The Telfair Academy is the oldest public art museum in the South and the first art museum in America founded by a woman. Formerly the Telfair family mansion, the museum opened its doors to the public in 1886. The Telfair Academy presents a celebrated collection of fine art, decorative art, and period rooms, displayed within the stunning architectural setting designed by European architects William Jay and Detlef Lienau.

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  • 2017-06-23

    The best $20 can buy for a history buff

    We enjoyed our visit to all 3 locations. Our favorite was tour at Telfair Academy. They have a nice collection of impressionists. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. For $20 you can visit all 3...

  • 2017-06-01

    Interesting history

    Take the guided tour. It is short and you will get a greater understanding of the museum, house and academy.

  • 2017-06-01

    A wonderful resident exhibit

    I have been going to the Telfair and now the Jepson for many years-it really is a wonderful place-its where "The Bird Girl" now resides. Wonderfully curated -a true Savannah treasure!