Davenport House Museum

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324 E State St., Savannah, GA 31401 324 E State St., Savannah Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Closed All Hours
+19122368097
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It's high time you paid a visit to the art at Savannah's Davenport House Museum, GA. This museum is sure to be a fun experience for the whole family!

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    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mon-Sat
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Report | 8 days ago
Amazing tour!
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Report | 12 days ago
Great history. Those 7 women who started the movement to save the history in savannah are amazing. Make sure you visit these historic places to keep them funded!
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Report | 14 days ago
Tour guide was knowledgable and seemed to love her job.
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Report | 17 days ago
Very nice example of Federal archeticture interpreted by a pleasent and knowledgable docent.
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Report | 21 days ago
Wonderful and informative tour. Highly recommended
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Report | 22 days ago
The tour was very well done. I learned a great deal about the furnishings and the family who lived in the home. Pete is a super tour guide, informative, accurate, but not overpowering.
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Report | 22 days ago
Great historical home! Centrally located in Savannah's historic district! The tour lasted a little less than an hour and was extremely interesting and informative. Would definitely recommend!
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Report | a month ago
Great tour! The guide was informative and they let you take pictures.
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Report | a month ago
This was a great tour would definitely recommendthis.
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Report | a month ago
Very nice people, Very good tour!
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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.

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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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