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Davenport House Museum

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Address: 324 E State St, Savannah, GA 31401-3411
Phone Number: 912 236 8097
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Federal-style home of master builder Isaiah Davenport restored to its early...

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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Nice bit of history

We visited the Davenport museum while walking the streets of Savannah. The tour was $9 or $8.10 with AAA. The history that we learned from our guide was quite educational. Wish we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I know there is many wonderful houses to visit in Savannah, but this is a must do! The story behind this house of the women that saved it, and thus are responsible for the historic area as we know today. Many houses reflect a wealthy person living in them so tend to be ornate- not this house, with its clean... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tour started with a video describing the turn around in Savannah to save the historic district and how it continues. Describes how 7 women developed a plan of action which continues. Family history of the original owners very interestingly presented during the tour. Nice gift shop as well with items specific to the area.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Davenport museum while walking the streets of Savannah. The tour was $9 or $8.10 with AAA. The history that we learned from our guide was quite educational. Wish we had been able to go to the third level. Definitely will go back in a few years to see the complete renovation of the basement and the third... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the tour of this home because of our guide Anna! She was a student at a local high who was chosen to conduct tours and was truly exceptional! The décor of the home was memorable.

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Allendale, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Davenport house is an excellent example of early 1800's way of life in Savannah. It was built by one of the master builders of the era as his family home. We have toured Charleston homes and we would rate this house as a museum as one of the best to learn about and get the feel of the 1820's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bones of this house are amazing. Thank goodness for the "7 ladies" who have rescued numerous historic houses in Savannah and formed the historical society. Our docent was informed and engaging. It was a fantastic treat to see all the wood work and the stair case in such great restoration. Fantastic job!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour. We took about 2 hours to watch the short video, take the tour and browse the gift shop and garden. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many of our historic buildings Davenport House was almost demolished by the wrecking ball. Seven Ladies joined hands and organized it's savings. With other civic help the 1820's house was obtained, restored, refinished, and furnished with period items. Step back in time and enjoy a JEWEL!!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on separate tours of several houses...Mercer, Owens-Thomas, and Davenport. All were worth going on, but this one is a little more informal but just as educational and interesting. I was pleasantly surprised non flash photography was allowed. This house outwardly isn't as grand as some, but represents a specific era and family. There are some unusual styles in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful,example of a traditional home of its period. The guide was informative and very knowledgable

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