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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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  • 2017-02-18

    Beautiful Art

    This house is full of beautiful art. The paintings in the Rotunda is breath-taking. The house itself is a work of art.

  • 2017-02-17

    Great tour

    We had a great tour at the Telfair Academy. Thank you Drew for your excellent tour and sharing your wealth of knowledge with us.

  • 2017-02-16

    Beautiful Art

    The house is beautiful. The art is an outstanding collection. I cannot think of one piece that I did not like.