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Davenport House Museum

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Address: 324 East State Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Phone Number: 912 236 8097
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Federal-style home of master builder Isaiah Davenport restored to its...
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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Touring a Merchant's Home

Most of the historic homes that I have toured have been homes of the "Historically Rich and Famous. This home was quite a contrast and therefore very interesting. The information... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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New Orleans, LA
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Perkinsfield
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We walked all the way from the river front to tour Davenport House to find out the last tour started at 4pm. We arrived at 4:10. It seemed like an odd time to end tours. They had a gift shop that was open but we weren't interested in gifts.

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New Orleans, LA
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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Most of the historic homes that I have toured have been homes of the "Historically Rich and Famous. This home was quite a contrast and therefore very interesting. The information shared by the docent made the house come alive. I definitely recommend touring this house.

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Savannah, Georgia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
62 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The special event tea was informational, but a bit slow (as stilted parlor conversation was in 1925). The characters were entertaining, but didn't really include the guests. You will receive tea, and two cakes.

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Atlanta, Ga
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

In March and April they do a lovely historical tea with a play, a house tour, and tea + bready sweets. It was my favorite house tour ever, and I am a house museum addict! The little play was excellent, and the tea talk was informative. The young women they "cast" as the adolescent girls were, honestly, a little stand-offish... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

As a life long student of historic houses I have seen a few in my day, and I want to convey here what a wonderful job of interpreting a period house has been achieved by the director, staff and docents of the Davenport House. The visitor is presented with one of the truest insights into a time and an environment... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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70 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This house is somewhat simpler in appearance in comparison to some more imposing buildings in town. That is because it is done in a federal style. Garden was quite something. I was there on a museum free day, so guides were somewhat rushing people through and did not have all answers from the crowd.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was the third museum included in our Preservation Pass ($21.00 per person) and the most interesting. The husband died, a rather untimely death, and the widow turned lemons into lemonade - by turning the family home into a boarding house. At a time, when the death of a husband could turn a family into paupers, this woman and her... More 

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Indianapolis
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285 attraction reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went here with a combo ticket with two other sites. The home was a nice representation of a classical southern home but didn't have the backstory of the low mansions. Still, interesting and a nice counterpoint to the girl scout mania of the others.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our tour guide was Mary, she was absolutely great if you can request her I would suggest it super informative and very kind and nice truly loves her job! The house is awesome The history amazing don't miss this house

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Celebration, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We were thoroughly enchanted with this house museum tour! Our guide was knowledgeable and you could tell she loved sharing the information and history. You won't be disappointed!

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