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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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  • 2017-08-16

    Great Architecture

    The art in the Telfair Museum ~ Telfair Academy is ok. The building is wonderful. This if free to see with the purchase of the Owen's home tour ticket.

  • 2017-08-14

    Interesting history

    The history is interesting. As a historical home, the few available rooms and the odd museum addition made the location much less interesting to me than other historical homes I have visited. The...

  • 2017-08-13

    Nice museum.

    It's has some 19th century art.. So it's pretty cool. The museum pass purchased here.. Gives you access to 2 other sister museum. It's a good deal and great way to escape from heat!