Two or Four Tickets to Davenport House Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Downtown Savannah

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History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.

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  • $8 for two museum admissions (up to a $16 value)
  • $15 for four museum admissions (up to a $32 value)

Davenport House Museum

In 1820, an upwardly mobile carpenter named Isaiah Davenport designed a 6,800-square-foot Federal-style home to live in with his wife, children, and slaves. After his death, Davenport’s wife turned the stately brick house into a boarding house, though it later devolved into a run-down tenement—until the Historic Savannah Foundation saved the landmark when it was threatened with demolition in 1955. The organization’s award-winning preservation, their very first effort, jumpstarted an organized preservation movement that spread across the entire port city.

Today, the Davenport House Museum’s rooms are filled with antique furniture from the 1820s, acquired after careful research relying on estate inventories and detailed artist renderings of long-ago games of musical chairs. These period-accurate tables and chairs join ceramics, textiles, and books to form the museum’s collection of about 500 historical items. Behind the home, where a carriage house, garden, and privy once stood, a garden designed by renowned landscape artist Penelope Hobhouse flourishes. After walking among its flowers, visitors can drop by the museum shop to pick up jams and jellies, books about Savannah, and reproductions of early 19th-century items.

Davenport House Museum

In 1820, an upwardly mobile carpenter named Isaiah Davenport designed a 6,800-square-foot Federal-style home to live in with his wife, children, and slaves. After his death, Davenport’s wife turned the stately brick house into a boarding house, though it later devolved into a run-down tenement—until the Historic Savannah Foundation saved the landmark when it was threatened with demolition in 1955. The organization’s award-winning preservation, their very first effort, jumpstarted an organized preservation movement that spread across the entire port city.

Today, the Davenport House Museum’s rooms are filled with antique furniture from the 1820s, acquired after careful research relying on estate inventories and detailed artist renderings of long-ago games of musical chairs. These period-accurate tables and chairs join ceramics, textiles, and books to form the museum’s collection of about 500 historical items. Behind the home, where a carriage house, garden, and privy once stood, a garden designed by renowned landscape artist Penelope Hobhouse flourishes. After walking among its flowers, visitors can drop by the museum shop to pick up jams and jellies, books about Savannah, and reproductions of early 19th-century items.


Reviews

The house has been restored with great attention to detail, and there are some pieces that were authentic to the house in place.

Setvlori22, TripAdvisor, 5/20/12

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “WONDERFUL”

  • “Great home to see and wonderful tour with historic info.”

  • “Go early in the day when the tour guide is fresh....we caught the last tour at 4pm and it was so obvious that our guide just wanted to get out of there and go home....”

    “Go early in the day when the tour guide is fresh....we caught the last tour at 4pm and it was so obvious that our guide just wanted to get out of there and go home. She did a good job but talked super fast and when she deposited us on the last stop at the back of the house it was almost laughable how happy she was to say goodbye and have a good life!”

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    Downtown Savannah

    324 E State St.

    Savannah, Georgia 31401

    912-236-8097

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In a Nutshell

The award-winning preservation of a Federal-style home built by Isaiah Davenport lets visitors glimpse life in the 1820s

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 30th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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