About Harper Fowlkes House
Harper Fowlkes House The Harper Fowlkes House was designed by Charles B. Cluskey and is noted for its unique "Temple of the Wind" columns, richly furnished interiors, important oil portraits, and original architectural details to the home.
The home was built in 1842 and then was purchased by Aaron Champion in 1843. It remained in the Champion/McAlpin family from its original purchase until1939 when it was purchased by Alida Harper Fowlkes. Alida was an entrepreneur and preservationist who ran several businesses and restored multiple historic buildings in Savannah.
When Alida Harper Fowlkes died in 1985, she willed the house to the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia and stipulated that her furnishings would remain intact and stay with the home. The Society of the Cincinnati is a hereditary society with branches in the United States and France. The Society was founded in 1783 to preserve the ideals and fellowship of the Continental Army officers who served during the American Revolution.
After years of repairs and renovations, the Harper Fowlkes House opened in 2008 as a museum to share the vision and mission Alida saw for the future of the home.
Address: 230 Barnard St., Savannah, GA 31401
Ticket Price: $12 adult, $5 child (age 2-12)
Hours of Operation:
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Contact: 912-234-2180Driving Directions
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Families who receive SNAP, WIC or Medicaid benefits receive FREE admission.
(Must present proof of assistance.)