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Davenport House Museum

Address: 324 East State Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 912 236 8097
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Ranked #29 of 107 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Federal-style home of master builder Isaiah Davenport restored to its...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Savannah, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

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
10 attraction reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

What I liked about this tour is it took a middle class family from 1820s Savannah and we stepped into their life. The items are what the Davenports used based on records from when Isaiah Davenport's death. I was pulled into their story the most of Pioneers of Preservation ticket combo. I was disappointed we didn't see the slaves quarters... More 

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St Augustine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Saving this early 19th century house was actually the start of the preservation movement in Savannah, and now it's a house museum with a dedicated volunteer corps. I went to the special "early 19th century Christmas Tour" and it was great. Different reenactors showed you different rooms and explained and acted out their use. There was a very entertaining "Night... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We really enjoyed our tour of the house in November. We loved how beautifully restored the house was and the enthusiasm and knowledge of John who led our tour of the property was delightful. Certainly one of the highlights of our visit to his marvelous town!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The tour, learning about the history. Mrs. Merty was great, and very informative. The house was beautful, pretty and amazing. I would suggest you go in the daytime, to view the garden area.

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Berkley, Michigan
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116 reviews 116 reviews
42 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Definitely worth the visit (and if you have time, save $ by buying the 3-pack for the Davenport, Andrew Low House, and Julia Low house). It's a bit of a Cinderella story, a northerner who takes Savannah by storm with his creative talent and craft. Beautifully and dutifully restored. Interesting backgrounds of the family involved, and makes one long for... More 

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