Savannah: What to See & Do: Sights: Owens-Thomas House
If you have time to tour only one of the historic houses, let it be this gorgeous example of Regency architecture, which provides a fantastic window on the city’s history through the artifacts that fill it and the tales that it recounts, of its former inhabitants’ lives. Your tour begins in the slave quarters, which contain the country’s best-preserved example of the original blue ceiling paint that slaves used to ward off evil spirits. Admission fee includes access to architect Jay Whitney’s later landmark building, the Telfair Academy. Open Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday 12 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.