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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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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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Interesting if you like the federal style

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
vladimir70
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Odessa, Ukraine
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Odessa, Ukraine
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94 reviews 94 reviews
61 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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55 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I visited Savanbah for the first time and found it to be gracious and lovely. Took numerous historic tours. This was the most informative and personal, thanks to my wonderful tour guide whose name is Marty. Excellent...5 out of 5!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The holiday evening tour of the Davenport House Museum was amazing! A candlelight tour of this beautifully restored house, with costumed guides providing historically accurate comments on how the original family would have celebrated the holidays and acting out "The Night Before Christmas" was one of the highlights of our trip to Savannah! They had hot cider and cookies and... More 

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Jasper, Alabama, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Our family includes twin 17yo boys and a 9 yo boy. We enjoyed this tour very much. The history about Isaiah Davenport's family was interesting. We chose this tour because we share the last name.

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