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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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10:00 am - 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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Nice example of what life in 1820 would have looked like

The gentleman who was our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. We enjoyed hearing the history very much.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Halethorpe, Maryland
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Halethorpe, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The gentleman who was our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. We enjoyed hearing the history very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We arrived just as they opened and were two of just four people on the tour which makes all the difference. You can ask questions and actually see what was being talked about. The house was just beautiful.

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Largo, Florida
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38 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the early morning walking tour of historic preservation efforts of the past, today and future - given by the director of this museum, and started from the house. Interesting information delivered in a fun and educational way for nearly a two hour walk. Ended up in the house's private garden with coffee & snacks. I was surprised that... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

This house has so many beautiful details, and you can easily see the craftsmanship with which it was built. The restoration was beautifully done to preserve original historic finishes. The docent was very pleasant and knowledgable, and was able go easily answer questions. The fireplaces and furnishings were original to the owners, but were reclaimed from salvage when the home... More 

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Atlanta GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Davenport House was the oldest house we toured and had enough history to match. We began in the basement which is currently the museum and gift shop. There is literature everywhere, and they are in the process of returning the basement to it's original states as a kitchen and slave quarters. The Davenport House dates back to the 1820's... More 

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Perkinsfield
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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

We are sad when visitors are disappointed. Please know when visiting sites in Savannah that most house museums offer their last tours to the public at 4 p.m. The Davenport House’s hours are posted in its brochure, on its website and in advertisements. On your smartphone when you clink on Davenport House it will indicate our hours as well. The... More 

New Orleans, LA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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