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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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Well Worth A Visit!

If you want to have a sense about how the privileged lived in downtown Savannah years ago, visit the Davenport House. It's completely charming.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2013
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Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This house was such a treat to visit!!!! An impeccable 1820s restoration and a glimpse into life in Savannah in the 1820s. So interesting to see how a hard working master builder lived in Savannah in the 1820s in a beautiful Federalist house with period furnishing, paint colors and wall paper. The tour tells the story of the 7 ladies... More 

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Rehoboth Beach
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My partner and I decided that we would tour several of the grand homes of Savannah during our stay. The Davenport House was the final home that we toured. It was a Monday morning when we arrived. We were warmly greeted and advised that the tours were on the half-hour and that we were in time for the 10:30 tour.... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Honestly, I did not have any expectations coming to the Davenport House. Having some background in historical preservation, I was severely disappointed by the interpretation of this site. Our group was given a very dry overview of the material contents with very little elaboration of the people who lived there. I feel that there was a human element missing here.... More 

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

I am at a loss was to what to say. Even on our worst day we do not expect such a harsh response to what the museum does. We take pains to present the story of master builder Isaiah Davenport as well as the preservation movement in Savannah. Those pains were for naught in your case and I deeply regret... More 

Savannah, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

If you want to have a sense about how the privileged lived in downtown Savannah years ago, visit the Davenport House. It's completely charming.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Walked in to get info and the lady behind the desk, a young lady with blonde hair, didn't even look up from her computer. I said I was at the bus stop and came in for info, and she said "bus stop is that way." It was obvious her computer game/email was more important than giving me information. So I... More 

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

Please accept my apology on behalf of the Davenport House Museum. We have attended to the matter and it will not happen to other museum visitors. Jamie Credle Director Davenport House Museum 912/235-8097 More 

Caracas, Venezuela
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I didn't know what to expect! However, Its very interesting. Everything is in good condition. They try their best to recreate how it would look like in the 19th century. The guided tour last 30 min. Very good!

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Merritt Island, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This historic home was very disappointing in the choices they used to replicate the decor of its period. The tour host even had photos of the walls prior to being redone and wallpaper samples of what they did. She asked our group our opinion. It was obvious that it's been an area that they've felt needed to be explained, defended... More 

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

Thank you for visiting the Davenport House Museum. Please know that the museum is not a decorator house. It is intended to teach history - so the interiors look like they did in the 1820s. Tastes and popular styles of interiors design, clothing, cars go through cycles of what is "in" at particular time. At the Davenport House preservationists seek... More 

Proctorville
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

This tour was ok. The house was beautiful. Lots of good information. Most of the articles in the house are not original. Based more on word of mouth and the time period, and not what was actually in the house originally.

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

Thank you very much for visiting the Davenport House and writing a positive review. I need to clarify that the Davenport House's interpretation (the story it tells and what visitors see) is based on an inventory taken at the time of Isaiah Davenport's death in 1827. The house is furnished as it would have been at that time. I regret... More 

Canton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The architecture in the house is beautiful. Not a lot of original pieces, but they did try to do their best with matching the style of the house with the appropriate time period when the Davenports would have lived there. A neat experience to see the inside of a well restored historical home.

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Big Pine, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is one of the oldest homes in Savannah. There is a small fee to tour, but well worth it! Our guide was very informative.

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