Davenport House Museum

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324 E State St., Savannah, GA 31401 324 E State St., Savannah Directions
912-236-8097
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Report | 44 minutes ago
Interesting tour. Get there early.
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Report | 4 days ago
Much better value than other homes we toured in Savannah.
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Report | 23 days ago
It was an exciting tour. Definitely not bad for the price! I paid $9.00 total for two people.
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Report | a month ago
This groupon purchase did not save much off the ticket price but the visit is well worth it. The rich history that Savannah has to offer makes the purchase and visit well worth it.
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Report | 9 months ago
Great place to visit!
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Report | 9 months ago
The story of how the Davenport house evolved to date was very interesting. Davenport house is very beautiful with fine details. Isiah Davenport did a fine job building this house. Absolutely great that 6 little old ladies purchased this house in ruins and was able to restore to almost perfect condition.
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Report | 9 months ago
Very enjoyable experience! We are a young couple and loved hearing about the culture and history!
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Report | 9 months ago
very beautiful house.
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Report | 9 months ago
Great home to see and wonderful tour with historic info.
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Report | 9 months ago
Great tour. One of the better in the area.
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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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