Telfair Museum

Telfair Academy_Photo by Attic Fire

Photo by Attic Fire

The Telfair Museum is located in the vibrant historic district of Savannah and is actually comprised of three different and uniquely diverse buildings, two of which are known as National Historic Landmarks. The Telfair is known as the first public art museum in the southern United States, as well as the oldest public art museum in the south, opened in the mid-1880s. Each building houses artwork ranging from classic to cutting edge, with some of this era's best contemporary art located in the Jepson Center, in the Moshe Safdie Building. The entire conglomerate holds about 4,000 American and European works of art from the 18th through 21st centuries, making for one extremely fun art-filled day for your group - be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes!

Explore the period rooms at the Owen Thomas House, the permanent collection at the Telfair Academy, or the mass of contemporary art at the Jepson Center. Learn about the museum's dynamic education programming, community outreach, and exciting exhibits, as well as its history of growing from a renovated family mansion into a distinct cultural institution. You will soon see why this establishment has become an integral part of Savannah’s social landscape for over a century. Before you go be sure to grab a quick bite or lax lunch at the Jepson Cafe or stop by any of the two museum stores, each featuring unique gifts, jewelry, books, and much more!