The Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters is a museum that offers visitors an immersive experience into the complex and often dark history of Savannah, GA. The house was built in 1819 and features unique architectural features like a cantilevered staircase and original furnishings. The museum's main attraction is the Slave Quarters, which offers visitors a rare glimpse into the lives of the enslaved individuals who worked and lived on the property. Visitors can learn about the daily struggles and hardships that enslaved people faced, and how they contributed to the wealth and prosperity of the city of Savannah.
The Owens-Thomas House was originally designed by British architect William Jay, who was responsible for many other iconic buildings in Savannah.