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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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Federal-style home of master builder Isaiah Davenport restored to its early...

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 Step back into History

We took a tour of the Davenport house on our world wind tour of Savannah. It is one of those house museums that has preserved the flavor and sense of history. While much of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Peter L
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Old Bridge, New Jersey

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Wauseon, Ohio
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was Super Sunday Museum days and we took full advantage of it! This was our first stop and although there was a line (because it was free that day) it was worth the short wait. Each room had a different guide and most were quite knowledgeable about the house and its history.

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Davenport House Museum is also a must. This house contains a lot of Savannah's history and the talents of architectures of Savannah.

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Schenectady, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have a lot of early history in the Northeast so it was particularly interesting for us to learn what was occurring in colonial days in the South -- how the south was built, especially Savannah. The house tour was excellent and we could feel the "bones" of the house come alive as our tour guide (Don- he was exceptional)... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this tour! Gives an idea of how things were in Savannah back in time. The Owens-tho as house tour gives you an idea of how the weathly lived, this house lets you know how the "middle-class" would have lived. Very interesting! (Must be able to climb stairs)

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Touring this house was a great way to learn about Southern architecture and interior decorating, also life in the Old South. Very good tour guide, more than answered any questions without getting dull. I actually came back to do a special themed tour with actors, rather than a guide, which was phenomenal. Well preserved and interpreted house.

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Thank Cathy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is one of the 2 houses I recommend a visit (one is Davenport and another is Gordon). It full of history about the architecture and design. I really enjoyed it.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I went to the Davenport House as part of a 3 for 1 deal included with the purchase price of seeing the Andrew Low House and the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace. The Davenport was my least favorite in architecture and in furnishings. You can tell they don't have as much money going into the restoration of this house as they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The Davenport House is a very good home to tour to see what an early Savannah home and grounds looked like. I also thought they had a lovely shop. Our guide was great even though we always prefer self-guided tours.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We took a tour of the Davenport house on our world wind tour of Savannah. It is one of those house museums that has preserved the flavor and sense of history. While much of the furniture is not original to the house, it is antique and true to the time period. The house is beautiful and the history is captivating.

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Thank Peter L
Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Special evening program focusing on how Christmas and New Year's were celebrated in the 1820's. Docents in period costume described the traditions,food,entertainment, etc. Of the period.

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