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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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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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Enjoyed the tour. A little crowded.

A tour of this home is certainly worth your time. Our guide was very informative. There were about 20 people on our tour, so it was a bit crowded. I would recommend going early... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Ambergris Caye, Belize

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Villa Rica, Georgia
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81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

ok let me be Debbie downer if I found a car that was 100 years old in a barn and took it to maco to be painted would be the equivalent of this so called restoration. cracks all over the ceilings, painted over brass hinges and doors ,keyholes, caulk filled wholes. I get frustrated at the quality of work that... More 

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twirler78, Manager at Davenport House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you visiting the Davenport House. Your critique is unfounded. The Davenport House Museum was restored by the finest craftsmen available in America and we received the Preserve American Presidential Award for it. We are the only museum property owned by Historic Savannah Foundation which upholds the highest standards. Please review the Museum's website which includes photographs of our interiors... More 

Moscow, Tennessee
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75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was one of our stops on our Diamond Tours trip to Savannah GA. A guide took us through the house and told us all about it. It was a very interesting tour. I don't know if there is a fee for this attraction. If so, it was included in our tour price.

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Montclair, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went around 10 am on a Wednesday. It was only us and 3 other people. It was almost like we had a private tour and lasted over an hour. When we finished there were at least 10 people waiting for the next tour. Tours are given hourly.

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Ambergris Caye, Belize
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A tour of this home is certainly worth your time. Our guide was very informative. There were about 20 people on our tour, so it was a bit crowded. I would recommend going early morning rather than late afternoon.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This should be the first home to see because here you learn all about Hannah Colquit Hunter who saved Savannah from being replaced by parking garages in the 1950s. Even though 'quit' was in her middle name she never did. She and the 5 other women she motivated started by preserving this house and then did another and another until... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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92 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our tour guide was really really good. So knowledgeable but at the same time - she didn't take any more time than was needed. Do you know where the term "don't let the bed bugs bite" comes from? Take the tour and you'll find out! Along with a lot of other sayings that truly have a real reason for being.... More 

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Port St. Lucie, Florida
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful home to tour and imagine life in Savannah during their time. Well maintained and impressive, wish they would have restored the wallpaper to come close to the old pictures they have of the interior. Unfortunately our docent seemed very new and uncomfortable in her role as tour guide, she was very sweet however. I encourage all to take the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great tour guide - Linda was extremely knowledgable about time period in historical content of time. House is 195 years old . Original furnishings and restored wall paper and moldings on 1&2 floors. Garden is beautiful as well... Very enjoyable ,but not for children who are under 12.

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Grand Cayman
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Would recommend this tour of the Davenport House. Interesting and knowledgable tour guide. Second, third floors and gardens were the locations available on the tours. Great little gift shop and beautiful gardens.

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Wadsworth, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Isaiah Davenport House is a middle class home that was the first restoration effort in Savannah 50+ years ago. Brought back to its former beauty, this home is one that everyone can enjoy and gives you a peek into the life of a high end builder in the early 1800’s. Davenport sought to be the best in his profession... More 

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