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 | 6 days ago
great historical tour
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Report | 19 days ago
Nice tour
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Report | 24 days ago
Not worth it. The house was renovated so the tour guide keeps saying "pretend that this was here..." which is odd because the point is to see the house how it was, not imagine it... just odd
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Report | a month ago
A wonderful tour back in time.
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Report | a month ago
The home is lovely and it's immediately obvious that those who are caring for it now are doing so with a deep sense of pride and dedication. My only disappointment was that we weren't given enough time and access to read the various placards and thereby gain a fuller appreciation for the history of this grand ol' dame. I definitely recommend the Davenport House Museum!
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Report | a month ago
This was definitely a cool addition to our savannah location. If you have the time while on vacation, this would be a great experience.
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Report | a month ago
Your was informative, house was gorgeous. It was a nice addition the Christmas touches that were added and explained, as we visited the house in December.
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Report | a month ago
Friendly informative guide and interesting gift shop - an intimate step back in time
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Report | 2 months ago
Great docent-led tour. Learned a lot about the family, the era and urban slavery.
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Report | 2 months ago
Neat little tour of one of Savannahs prominent houses. Well worth it!!
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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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