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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 121 Attractions in Savannah
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our guide was very informed . . . the tour unfolded in a natural way - I did not have the sense that she was trying to get through a "script" . . . my brother and I then spent some time sitting in the gardens afterwards enjoying that extension of the tour. Well worth the time to take this... More

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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I loved the tour given by Judy of the Davenport House. I was well informed and pleased with the history lesson of the home, history, and family. A must when visiting Savannah's Historic District.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Savannah is steeped in history, much of it almost lost (at least its physical structures) until a group of 7 women took a stand, raised money, and started buying up historic homes to save them from demolition. It all began in the mid-1950s, and the very first historic mansion saved from the wrecking ball by these 7 women was the... More

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Thank you for a wonderful tour. Our Australian family of four (2A + 2C) had a wonderful tour through this beautifully restored heritage home. Guide was delightful. Giftshop was great. Definitely worth a visit.

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Tampa, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Visited this museum with 2 small children and it was able to maintain their attention for a good amount of the time. There is a restriction that you aren't allowed to touch anything so that took some effort and reminding to the children. Very rich in history and interesting. The tour is very informational and give you a clear idea... More

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Had such a wonderful experience on our tour. We were lucky enough to be the only two on the tour and our guide Arianna was lovely. She was very well informed and truly knew every little detail about the home. Any question we had was answered with enthusiasm. If you're in Savannah I highly recommend this tour. Its a lovely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I am a “closet” history buff/nerd, love architecture and old buildings too. The Davenport House Museum was a great find! We were only going to be in Savannah for one afternoon (boo hoo) but, decided to walk a “loop” of the historic district. On our way in to Georgia, we had stopped at a rest stop/visitor center and found a... More

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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This house is very important architecture to Savannah. The house was built in 1820 by Isiah Davenport. Most of the interior isn't original as the family moved away from the house after Davenport's death and thereby brought all their belongings. The furniture there today is what they think to be simulare to the original furniture based on some old lists... More

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

Thank you for visiting the Davenport House. Happy you loved the stairs in our beautiful museum house. We argue (and believe) the interior IS furnished as it would have been originally. The house is as it was and the furnishings are based on Isaiah Davenport’s 1827 estate inventory. That’s makes it as accurate as can be. Happy Travel! Jamie Credle... More

Jacksonville, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A very unique house and loved the garden out back. We were the only couple on our tour, so we got some special treatment. The bookstore has really nice things to give as mementos and gifts.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went to the Davenport House first, and then toured 2 other homes which had excellent tours. I would rate this poorly, the guides were high school students who were in training and we definitely did not get the experience desired.

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

Three days during the year (the first Friday in August and the two days following Thanksgiving) the Davenport House provides an opportunity for young people to get their first experience in front of the public as tour guides. Many of our museum’s negative reviews on TripAdvisor have been from patrons taking tours with our Junior Interpreters on these dates. Over... More

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