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
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    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Report | a day ago
Very interesting to learn the history of the house and what did and potentially happened during that error. Took about an hour.
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Report | 2 days ago
Super fun! People especially not from the south would find super interesting. As a history teacher and Georgia native I still loved! Gorgeous house!
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Report | 5 days ago
Great first stop on your walking tour of Savannah. Don was full of knowledge and enthusiasm for this wonderfully preserved home.
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Report | 6 days ago
This museum is definitely worth the trip. The restoration work is incredible and the history very interesting. All because a handful of local women saw the importance of preserving what is there, rather than tearing it down. Please support their work so it can continue!
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Report | 7 days ago
Definitely worth it to tour at least one historical home while you are in Savannah. Our tour guide Gillian was wonderful!
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Report | 7 days ago
Awesome tour!! Loved my guide!!
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Report | 8 days ago
Great little tour while staying in Savannah.
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Report | 11 days ago
It is a wonderful example of early 1800's at hectare. The house is beautiful and beautifully restored.
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Report | 15 days ago
Wonderful tour! Our docent was excellent. I would definitely recommend this delightful tour of this remarkable historic house.
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Report | 20 days ago
Beautiful historic home!!! Our guide Sage was a delight as well.
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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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