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Davenport House Museum

324 East State Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
912 236 8097
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$31*
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Savannah Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
77%
Ranked #32 of 100 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner 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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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The tour, learning about the history. Mrs. Merty was great, and very informative. The house was beautful, pretty and amazing. I would suggest you go in the daytime, to view the garden area.

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Berkley, Michigan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Definitely worth the visit (and if you have time, save $ by buying the 3-pack for the Davenport, Andrew Low House, and Julia Low house). It's a bit of a Cinderella story, a northerner who takes Savannah by storm with his creative talent and craft. Beautifully and dutifully restored. Interesting backgrounds of the family involved, and makes one long for... More

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Davenport house was the first venue in the restoration of historic Savannah. Touring it is fun and interesting and a source of information about Savannah's history. Our guide, Claudette, was knowledgable and friendly. We highly recommend this tour.

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Edmonton, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This home is earier time period and not as grand as some of the old Savannah mansions open for visitors. It is not quite as spectacular, but the tour guide was very good and I learned something. It has a staircase that you will like. The wall paper is weird by our present standards, but tastes change over the centuries... More

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Sunny Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We saw this house a part of the tour bundle of three homes. The Davenport House and its history are well worth seeing and learning about. Our guide for this home was not as knowledgeable and open to questions as the guides for the other two homes, however, I'm glad to have seen this home too. The staircase is amazing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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251 reviews 251 reviews
101 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

House's survival and restoration resulted from the efforts of 7 Savannah ladies when began in 1955 and resulted in the founding of Historic Savannah Foundation. Furnished in the 1820's style. Interesting to compare this house with the Owens-Thomas which was built around the same time. Bricks, Davenport didn't like the Georgia bricks which had to be stuccoed to keep from... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I loved this tour! They are so passionate about this house and the history. The preservation and restoration are incredible! Good tour, beautiful story!

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Historically accurate and well produced retelling of Savannah's devastating ordeal with the yellow fever epidemic of 1820. Set within the Davenport House and historic Columbia Square this interactive show brings the audience into the terrifying year of Savannah's past.

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Super tour today with John from NY guiding - authoritative, informative and funny! Good to see some history of Savannah being preserved. Bravo !

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Millersville, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Toured the Davenport House while visiting in Savannah, based on other TripAdvisor reviews. The tour guide was very informative about the history of the house and the family that built it. Would definitely recommend the tour.

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