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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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  • 2017-05-16

    Unexpected and pleasant surprise

    This museum is small compared to more well known ones but does offer some interesting items. The displays seem small within the huge rooms. There are a few pieces of art that are very large. For...

  • 2017-05-12


    Wonderful old world museum with art, example of a formal dining room and kitchen with wood burning oven. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful.

  • 2017-05-05

    Telfair museum

    The Telfair House and Museum is an important part of the cultural history of Savannah. It houses an incredible number of paintings and other artifacts. This is a must see for young artists as well...