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Jasmine H.
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Report | 4 months ago
Great place to visit!
Renaye
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Report | 5 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.
Archie A.
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Report | 5 months ago
Very enjoyable experience! We are a young couple and loved hearing about the culture and history!
gabby c.
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Report | 5 months ago
very beautiful house.
Deborah C.
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Report | 5 months ago
Great home to see and wonderful tour with historic info.
Cindy T.
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Report | 5 months ago
Great tour. One of the better in the area.
Timberly P.
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Report | 5 months ago
Lovely house with an informative tour about the Davenports and the way of life at the time but be advised that it is an old house with stairs, the house does not have an elevator so if you cannot manage stairs (as one person in our group) you will not be able to enjoy the whole tour.
Linda R.
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Report | 5 months ago
Wonderful tour! Tour guide was excellent.
Holmes P.
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Report | 5 months ago
Very nice!
Pam M.
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Report | 5 months ago
Plan to go up and down a few stairs.
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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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