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Davenport House Museum

324 East State Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
912 236 8097
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Ranked #36 of 122 Attractions in Savannah
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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Asheville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I loved this tour! They are so passionate about this house and the history. The preservation and restoration are incredible! Good tour, beautiful story!

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Historically accurate and well produced retelling of Savannah's devastating ordeal with the yellow fever epidemic of 1820. Set within the Davenport House and historic Columbia Square this interactive show brings the audience into the terrifying year of Savannah's past.

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Super tour today with John from NY guiding - authoritative, informative and funny! Good to see some history of Savannah being preserved. Bravo !

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Millersville, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Toured the Davenport House while visiting in Savannah, based on other TripAdvisor reviews. The tour guide was very informative about the history of the house and the family that built it. Would definitely recommend the tour.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our guide was very informed . . . the tour unfolded in a natural way - I did not have the sense that she was trying to get through a "script" . . . my brother and I then spent some time sitting in the gardens afterwards enjoying that extension of the tour. Well worth the time to take this... More

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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I loved the tour given by Judy of the Davenport House. I was well informed and pleased with the history lesson of the home, history, and family. A must when visiting Savannah's Historic District.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Savannah is steeped in history, much of it almost lost (at least its physical structures) until a group of 7 women took a stand, raised money, and started buying up historic homes to save them from demolition. It all began in the mid-1950s, and the very first historic mansion saved from the wrecking ball by these 7 women was the... More

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Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Thank you for a wonderful tour. Our Australian family of four (2A + 2C) had a wonderful tour through this beautifully restored heritage home. Guide was delightful. Giftshop was great. Definitely worth a visit.

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Visited this museum with 2 small children and it was able to maintain their attention for a good amount of the time. There is a restriction that you aren't allowed to touch anything so that took some effort and reminding to the children. Very rich in history and interesting. The tour is very informational and give you a clear idea... More

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Had such a wonderful experience on our tour. We were lucky enough to be the only two on the tour and our guide Arianna was lovely. She was very well informed and truly knew every little detail about the home. Any question we had was answered with enthusiasm. If you're in Savannah I highly recommend this tour. Its a lovely... More

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