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“See how the middle class lived” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Davenport House Museum

Davenport House Museum
324 East State Street, Savannah, GA 31401 (Downtown)
912 236 8097
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Savannah Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
Ranked #33 of 100 Attractions in Savannah
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Federal-style home of master builder Isaiah Davenport restored to its early 19th century beauty. Owned and operated by Historic Savannah Foundation.
Contoocook, NH
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“See how the middle class lived”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

This house was owned by a middle class family, was later divided up ino apartments and fell into disrepair before being the house that started the restoration movement in Savannah. The house is rather 'plain' compared to the Andrew Lowe house, which we also toured (Lowe was a wealthy cotton trader; Davenport was a regular guy) it was interesting to see the contrast between how the 'haves' lived from the 'have nots'. Didn't think the tour guide was very good - she was very young, sounded scripted and wasn't able to answer many questions. Not her fault, but that was my opinion. We also didn't care for the wallpaper in the house - hideous. I can't help but think they were a bit off the mark when they chose it. The first 2 floors of the house are open, and the 'raised basement' is used as the gift shop. They use the 'attic' for storage and you don't tour there. They did a good job giving you a feel for how people lived in the period - everything from how they bathed, to what they used to make beds, how they cooked, etc.

Visited May 2012
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chicago
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We obtained tickets to the Davenport House when we signed up for the Grayline Land & Sea tour. We were able to use the tickets any day of our stay. The house is beautifully restored with furniture that was loaned from various homes in the area of the right era. Our guide was very sweet and knowledgable and the grounds were beautiful. One of our favorite tours.

Visited April 2012
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Southeast Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great History and architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

We toured the house and it was very interesting to note the details that were included when it was built. It has been restored to what it would have looked like in the 1820's, which was interesting to see how people lived in Savannah then.

Visited March 2012
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Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great tour of an historic home..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Really enjoyed the tour. Not too long and showed a lot of a beautiful house. Check out the gift shop for great gifts too!

Visited March 2012
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Jacksonville, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I really enjoyed this tour! The tour guides/shop worker were very nice and informative. They have a wonderful gift shop with great prices!

Visited March 2012
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