Davenport House Museum
Davenport House Museum
4.5
13:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
13:00 - 16:00
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Federal-style home of master builder Isaiah Davenport restored to its early 19th century beauty. Owned and operated by Historic Savannah Foundation.
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  • David G
    Bluffton, South Carolina534 contributions
    A bit of Savannah history
    Excellent visit and tour led by a volunteer through the history of Savannah, house and grounds. The building was the home of a local builder/contractor with each room showing the available options to pay for! Restoration continues throughout the building and grounds. Well worth the visit.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 19 December 2022
  • MBB66066
    Minnesota447 contributions
    Wonderful tour of a Merchant class home
    Truly excellent and professional tour of this well-preserved merchant class home in Savannah. Guide was knowledgeable and was well prepared to lead a group through the home. Restoration of the basement portion of the home is ongoing. Lovely gift shop. Would highly recommend.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 31 January 2023
  • 107nan2010
    New Braunfels, Texas138 contributions
    Great tour
    Enjoyed the tour of this home. So much history there. Our tickets were bought in a historic building (an old drug store) behind the house. While waiting for the next tour, you could read about the home and area.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 6 May 2023
  • D J
    239 contributions
    This should be at the top of the tour list!!!
    Many of the tours mention the well-known house tours, but this one I found while researching home tours in Savannah. On our last morning in town we had a couple hours left and I’m embarrassed to say this now, but we figured this was a good filler tour. OH HOW WRONG WE WERE! This was one of two AMAZING home tours we had in the five days we were there (Green Meldrim House being the other). This house started the preservation movement in Savannah, and the history record of this house is superb. Our tour guide was awesome, bringing the stories of the Davenports to life in such detail that you leave feeling as though past and present melded. Mr Davenport was an exceptionally skilled carpenter and used his home as a model for clients. The story of his wife Sarah is fascinating. I can’t remember the lady’s name (in blue in the photos) but she was amazing!!! Don’t miss it!!!!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Carol Ann J
    Germantown, New York1,763 contributions
    Beautifully Restored Federal-style House
    Davenport House Museum is an example of a beautifully restored Federal-style house in the historic district of Savannah. Thanks to the efforts of a special group of women this home built in 1820 was saved to be enjoyed by future generations. One begins a tour in the visitor's area where there is a timeline on display showing the history of the restoration of the home once used as a tenement home. The home actually has its original floors, woodwork and staircase. Davenport House proudly sits on Columbia Square.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 October 2023
  • Dawna
    Sacramento, California48 contributions
    Beautifully preserved
    We appreciated the story behind the donation of this house to be a museum. It's a nice collection; a bit small, but fine for the space. Not worth the separate entrance fee if this is the only thing you do, but combined with the other sights affiliated with it, it is great.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 October 2023
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JMCSTL
Saint Louis, MO5,982 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
My wife & I chose to visit Davenport House during our stay in Savannah for the primary purpose of learning about both the free and the enslaved people who occupied the property in the early 1820s. Instead the half-hour whirlwind guided tour all but ignored the stories of the Isaiah Davenport Family's "below stairs" servants & was overloaded with architectural and building preservation-related commentary. In the defense of the Historic Savannah Foundation, they had just recently completed & unveiled to the local media their restoration of the lower floor spaces where the slaves lived so that area was still omitted from the tour. But our tour group guide had us spend more time outside the home than inside, further diminishing the value of our tour. I hope they consider adding at least another 15 minutes to their future guided tours, to include the living/working spaces of those enslaved by The Davenports and to expand their educational mission beyond its current Mission goal to "interpret the American Federal-style house, and the artifacts within, built by master builder Isaiah Davenport for his household with an emphasis on the years 1820-27."
Written 23 November 2023
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katie059
Florida22 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
The guided tour was a learning experience. The house itself is so unique in so many of Davenport's designs. So glad it was saved from destruction.
Written 16 November 2023
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Laurie S
Denver, NC1,559 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is the house that started the restoration and preservation of historic homes in Savannah by a group of women who stopped the demolition of this home. Our guide Carol was friendly and informative. The house is lovingly restored but I found the history of the restoration and preservation in Savannah to be the most interesting. There is a lovely gift shop and a waiting room with historical timelines if you need to wait for your tour.
Written 22 October 2023
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Dawna
Sacramento, CA48 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
We appreciated the story behind the donation of this house to be a museum. It's a nice collection; a bit small, but fine for the space. Not worth the separate entrance fee if this is the only thing you do, but combined with the other sights affiliated with it, it is great.
Written 21 October 2023
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Carol Ann J
Germantown, NY1,763 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Davenport House Museum is an example of a beautifully restored Federal-style house in the historic district of Savannah. Thanks to the efforts of a special group of women this home built in 1820 was saved to be enjoyed by future generations. One begins a tour in the visitor's area where there is a timeline on display showing the history of the restoration of the home once used as a tenement home. The home actually has its original floors, woodwork and staircase. Davenport House proudly sits on Columbia Square.
Written 3 October 2023
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Devyn
Decatur, IN5 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
I’m glad we visited this house. If you are a fan of history and architecture then check this out. So many stories and Jeff telling them was wonderful.
Written 14 July 2023
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Carlee H
6 contributions
Jun 2023
Out of all the house tours we did in Savannah, it was the best! The house itself was beautiful! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly! It was by far my favorite house tour!
Written 23 June 2023
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D J
RatherNotSay239 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Many of the tours mention the well-known house tours, but this one I found while researching home tours in Savannah. On our last morning in town we had a couple hours left and I’m embarrassed to say this now, but we figured this was a good filler tour. OH HOW WRONG WE WERE! This was one of two AMAZING home tours we had in the five days we were there (Green Meldrim House being the other). This house started the preservation movement in Savannah, and the history record of this house is superb. Our tour guide was awesome, bringing the stories of the Davenports to life in such detail that you leave feeling as though past and present melded. Mr Davenport was an exceptionally skilled carpenter and used his home as a model for clients. The story of his wife Sarah is fascinating. I can’t remember the lady’s name (in blue in the photos) but she was amazing!!! Don’t miss it!!!!
Written 29 May 2023
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107nan2010
New Braunfels, TX138 contributions
Apr 2023
Enjoyed the tour of this home. So much history there. Our tickets were bought in a historic building (an old drug store) behind the house. While waiting for the next tour, you could read about the home and area.
Written 6 May 2023
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Linette L
New York157 contributions
Apr 2023
This house, built by Isaiah Davenport who was a master builder, was an interesting contrast to the Owens Thomas House, built at roughly the same time but for a much wealthier family. However, I thought it was similar to many old homes you could visit and tour - good if you're in the area, but I would not make it a special trip.
The tour was a little over 30 minutes. Our docent was very friendly, but I didn't learn very much - much of the tour was about the Davenport family, but not as much about the historical or architectural context of the home.
Written 16 April 2023
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