Designed by British architectural prodigy William Jay in the neoclassical Regency style, the Telfair Academy is a former mansion built from 1818-1819 for Alexander Telfair, son of Revolutionary War patriot and Georgia governor Edward Telfair. The Telfair Academy contains two nineteenth-century period rooms and houses nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and European art from the museum’s permanent collection including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and decorative arts.
The Arts & Entertainment Tour includes admission to the renowned Telfair Museum of Art which offers three unique buildings: the Jepson Center for the Arts, Telfair Academy, and Owens-Thomas House. In addition to a gift with purchase at the Jepson Center at the Arts Museum Store, this tour offers a one-of-a-kind "movie set location" tour of Savannah through Savannah Movie Tours. Visit over 60 movie locations and view movie clips on LCD screens while passing the same locations including where Forrest Gump sat on the park bench, the Mercer House, and Leopold's Ice Cream. A true Hollywood experience!
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