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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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  • 2017-01-05

    Great art collection

    A small but interesting art collection. Bought tickets to tour this museum with two others and it was worth the money! The total was less than $50 for two people. Highly recommend checking this out.

  • 2017-01-05

    Loved it

    The first floor is decorated as it was when it was a home. The kitchen has been renovated to the time period. Other rooms have lovely art and sculpture. Paintings are interesting as there are some...

  • 2016-12-30

    small art collection in former Telfair home

    Enjoyed this small museum on a cloudy afternoon. Spent about an hour there. We found the rooms laid out where the family used to live more interesting than the art. Although there were a couple of...