Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home, Savannah

#17 of 31 in Historic Sites in Savannah
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Flannery O’Connor Home Foundation is dedicated to preserving the birthplace of author Flannery O’Connor and providing educational opportunities through guided tours, informative lectures and literary events. The Foundation encourages the discovery and exploration of O’Connor’s rich body of work and the interpretation of her writing by contemporary readers, authors and artists.
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  • We were dragged here by an O'Connor fan, and it was somewhat interesting. Nice to know there are people who care enough about a long gone author to keep their childhood home an attraction for her...  more »
  • Can't wait till this place reopens - Flannery O'Connor is arguably one of our greatest American writers - a very complex woman but to anyone who appreciates fine writing this place is Mecca...she was....  more »
  • This tour impressed me for several reasons: Our guide, Cody, was excellent—so much knowledge and energy. The restoration was well done and it was refreshing to see how the average family in Savannah lived during that time period, as opposed to the opulence you’ll see in most restored homes in the area. Plus, the house features actual items used by the O’Connors during their lives. For me the cost of the tour was also appreciated since I’m traveling to several cities and things add up. $8 to hear about one of my favorite authors in an authentic period setting from a passionate, welcoming docent? I’m in. Throw in an embossed collection of O’Connor’s stories and the experience adds up to my favorite part of this trip, hands down.
  • This type of attraction is not my cup of tea. But my wife loved it and drug me across Savannah to see it. It's a quaint little mueseum dedicated to an author I never heard of. But a nice place to stop by if you into this sort of thing.
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