General James Oglethorpe

Between Abercorn and East President Street, Oglethorpe Square was laid out in 1742. Once known as “Upper New Square,” it was later renamed in honor of Georgia founder General James Oglethorpe. Even though Oglethorpe’s statue is in Chippewa Square.

Take a 20 Second Getaway

While this square does not have any monuments or fountains, the serene greenery and welcoming benches make it a nice place to take a breather or picnic. Watch the video to serene 20 second visit.

The Owens-Thomas House

The Square is home to one of the most architecturally and historically significant homes in Savannah, the Owens-Thomas House. The home is one of three remaining Regency style houses designed by William Jay. It was one of the nation’s earliest homes with indoor plumbing systems with cisterns, baths, shower, and flush toilets.

The home is now a house museum and part of Telfair Museum of Arts and Sciences. When touring you will see the home as it appeared during the 1800s. The Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters is the only trust lot residence complete with original yard and outbuildings open to the public.

Book your stay on the corner of Abercorn and Bay Street.

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