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Davenport House Museum

324 East State Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
912 236 8097
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Ranked #37 of 110 attractions in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Federal-style home of master builder Isaiah Davenport restored to its early 19th century beauty. Owned and operated by Historic Savannah Foundation.
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Brooklyn
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Going to Savannah and not doing the tour of the historic houses is like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower. The Davenport House however is no Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe. Perhaps it was because I had already visited a few houses in Savannah or that my guide was sub-par, but I wouldn’t go out of... More

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Savannah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This museum celebrates how Savannah has saved her historic buildings beginning with the Davenport House and the seven ladies who helped to save it. Tour guides are well informed as they talk about the architecture, living style and the family history of the Davenports. The items and the decorations in the house are based on the fashions of the times... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

I've visited the Davenport house on numerous occasions, it's always an enjoyable experience, the tour guides are energetic young women who are knowledgable of the home from the flooring and wallpaper to the home events. For those visiting Savannah I always suggest a trip here.

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USA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The tour guide knew the history of the house which made this one of the better hose tours. Some of the features of the house were very unique and worth viewing.

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Chester, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Tour guide was great and so enthusiastic, obviously loved her job. The spiral staircase is so stunning it's hard to believe this home was considered more middle class, until you see the funky gray brick wallpaper that was apparently all the rage back in the day!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We went for the Christmas tour. The downstairs half of the tour showed off the beautiful building, decor, and furnishings, and also provided an engaging account of the very different holiday experience. Then we went upstairs, where we were treated to a well-done encounter between two actors who eventually recited "The Night Before Christmas" for us. It was entertaining, but... More

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Dallas, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I love spending time at the Davenport House Museum. I do my best to make each of their special events. The Madeira Tastings, Tea With Mrs Davenport and now I can't wait for the next Early Bird Walking Tour. I'm thrilled at how the museum invests in our next generations by conducting Junior Interpreter Classes, too. It's one of those... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I first visited the Davenport House in the late 90s and fondly remembered the visit. I visited again with my husband and parents recently and it was a vastly different experience. We were told a tour would start in 5 minutes when we arrived and gave our tickets (we were on the Old Town Trolley tour...highly recommended) but were kept... More

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DHDirector, Manager at Davenport House Museum, responded to this review

This review appeared on TripAdvisor on March 25, 2013. The experience at the Davenport House took place in November 2013. Please know that this comment was made five months after visiting the Davenport House Museum. The Davenport House Museum recognizes this is a reputation crushing comment. The Davenport House Museum apologized for the experience. Staff would have gladly refunded the... More

Taunton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We recently took a tour of this magnificent home. Susan was our guide and she was excellent. It was very interesting to learn about Mr. Davenport and how he began the business of building homes... by using his own home as a top of the line model showing off all his many talents . Interesting story of the house history... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This wonderful home is a treat to visit. The decor and furnishings have been restored to display the wonderful craftsmanship of it's builder. The architectural features are amazing. The cantilever staircase alone is worth seeing....look up from the first floor entrance. We added an afternoon tea to our visit and had a lovely time. The period dressed and in character... More

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