The Coast / Savannah

Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home

207 E. Charlton St.
Savannah, GA 31401

  • Front of Home

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  • Garden designed by Claremont Lee - 1993

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  • North end of double parlor

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Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) was the three-time winner of the O. Henry Award and posthumous winner of the National Book Award for Fiction for The Complete Stories. She also wrote the acclaimed novels The Violent Bear It Away and Wise Blood, which was made into a movie by the legendary director John Huston.
Visitors to O'Connor's Childhood Home, one of the few museum houses in the country that is restored to the Depression-era, receive a guided tour that reveals the quiet domestic life of the young Mary Flannery and her family.
Guests can view rare books in our Bruckheimer Library. Visitors can shop for unique books and gifts, also wander in the garden where a five-year old O'Connor famously taught a chicken to walk backwards.
The Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home also offers a variety of free events throughout the year, including free Sunday lecture series in both the spring and the fall, and the Annual Ursrey Memorial Lecture, which has brought Michael Cunningham, Roxanne Gay, and Jaimy Gordon to Savannah.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Monday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Tuesday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Wednesday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    15 and Under $0.00

    Adults $6.00

    Students/Active Military $5.00

    Facility Amenities

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available

    Group Reservations Required

    Minimum Group Size: 10

    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options



    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages