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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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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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Beautiful restoration

Beautiful home to tour and imagine life in Savannah during their time. Well maintained and impressive, wish they would have restored the wallpaper to come close to the old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Port St. Lucie, Florida
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Coral Springs, Florida
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This should be the first home to see because here you learn all about Hannah Colquit Hunter who saved Savannah from being replaced by parking garages in the 1950s. Even though 'quit' was in her middle name she never did. She and the 5 other women she motivated started by preserving this house and then did another and another until... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our tour guide was really really good. So knowledgeable but at the same time - she didn't take any more time than was needed. Do you know where the term "don't let the bed bugs bite" comes from? Take the tour and you'll find out! Along with a lot of other sayings that truly have a real reason for being.... More 

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Port St. Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful home to tour and imagine life in Savannah during their time. Well maintained and impressive, wish they would have restored the wallpaper to come close to the old pictures they have of the interior. Unfortunately our docent seemed very new and uncomfortable in her role as tour guide, she was very sweet however. I encourage all to take the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great tour guide - Linda was extremely knowledgable about time period in historical content of time. House is 195 years old . Original furnishings and restored wall paper and moldings on 1&2 floors. Garden is beautiful as well... Very enjoyable ,but not for children who are under 12.

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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Would recommend this tour of the Davenport House. Interesting and knowledgable tour guide. Second, third floors and gardens were the locations available on the tours. Great little gift shop and beautiful gardens.

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Wadsworth, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Isaiah Davenport House is a middle class home that was the first restoration effort in Savannah 50+ years ago. Brought back to its former beauty, this home is one that everyone can enjoy and gives you a peek into the life of a high end builder in the early 1800’s. Davenport sought to be the best in his profession... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A very nice tour. The house's first floor,second floor and garden are part of the tour. The tour starts with a brief introduction in the ground floor level next to the gift shop. Isaiah Davenport was a master home builder who learned his craft building ships. The home is period decorated and the home is designed in the Federal style... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Our tour guide Diane was very professional and knowledgeable about the history of the Davenport family and the home. Most of the house, except the basement (ground level) has been restored to accurately reflect the period when they family resided here. The tour took close to an hour, with a careful explanation provided for each room. The outside garden is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Toured the house based on the reviews we saw on here and weren't disappointed! Beautiful home and garden, knowledgeable guides, and the tour isn't rushed.

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Eastman, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This tour takes approximately an hour. We were the last visitors of the day. Although there were only two of us, our guide took up a lot of time with us and did an excellent job. This house being preserved was the beginning of the restoration of historic Savannah. They are supposed to be restoring the basement in the future.... More 

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