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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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Great historic home

Great home to visit. Wallpaper is true to period (ugly to be sure). Great stairwell. Average furnishings and contents. Guide was knowledgable and friendly . Basement is now the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The builder of this house used it as a showcase for his skills so he could get jobs building more houses. The public rooms show his talents for plaster and wood work. The stair is amazing. The private rooms are not as opulent, but are still impressive.

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Kirklin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great home to visit. Wallpaper is true to period (ugly to be sure). Great stairwell. Average furnishings and contents. Guide was knowledgable and friendly . Basement is now the gift museum and ticket sales, would be nice if they would have restored that as well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a nice tour of a Savannah home turned into a museum. Docent was knowledgeable and gave an interesting and informative tour. I enjoyed the history and getting to know more about the city of Savannah through learning about the previous owners of the house.No parking at the house, but able to park nearby on the street. Nice gift... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

There are more opulent and grand houses to tour in savannah, but this is still a good tour. Felt like maybe the guides could have been friendlier

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Halethorpe, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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 

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