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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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Tea at the Davenport

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
DraLisa
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Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
60 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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
17 helpful votes 17 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
1 review
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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Odessa, Ukraine
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105 reviews 105 reviews
70 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This house is somewhat simpler in appearance in comparison to some more imposing buildings in town. That is because it is done in a federal style. Garden was quite something. I was there on a museum free day, so guides were somewhat rushing people through and did not have all answers from the crowd.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was the third museum included in our Preservation Pass ($21.00 per person) and the most interesting. The husband died, a rather untimely death, and the widow turned lemons into lemonade - by turning the family home into a boarding house. At a time, when the death of a husband could turn a family into paupers, this woman and her... More 

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Indianapolis
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620 reviews 620 reviews
284 attraction reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went here with a combo ticket with two other sites. The home was a nice representation of a classical southern home but didn't have the backstory of the low mansions. Still, interesting and a nice counterpoint to the girl scout mania of the others.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our tour guide was Mary, she was absolutely great if you can request her I would suggest it super informative and very kind and nice truly loves her job! The house is awesome The history amazing don't miss this house

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Celebration, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We were thoroughly enchanted with this house museum tour! Our guide was knowledgeable and you could tell she loved sharing the information and history. You won't be disappointed!

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Savannah, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

They really pay attention to details at the Davenport house. I have toured many southern homes and plantations to learn that the interior or the building itself doesn't reflect the time period in which it was build or lived in. Here we were not disappointed.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, probably our favorite of all the ones we took in Savannah. Our guide, John, was so informative & enthusiastic. He really helped to sense what life was like for the family when they resided there & was a wealth of historic information. Put this on your list when in Savannah!

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