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Davenport House Museum

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Address: 324 E State St, Savannah, GA 31401-3411
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+1 912-236-8097
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
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Federal-style home of master builder Isaiah Davenport restored to its early...

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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First home saved for historic district.

We enjoyed the tour of this home by our guide, Carolina. She was able to share information not only about the Davenports, but also about life in Savannah during that point in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the tour of this home by our guide, Carolina. She was able to share information not only about the Davenports, but also about life in Savannah during that point in time, and relate it to what we were seeing. She also shared information about the seven women who banded together to save the historic homes in Savannah, and... More 

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New York state
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arm yourself with the groupon coupon to enjoy this tour at a rate of $9 for two people. The tour is a value at that price. The tour begins with a short film discussing the savings of Savannah's old homes from developers in the 20th century. The Davenport House was the first of many to be saved. After the destruction... More 

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connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family had a very informative tour of the Davenport House led by Caroline, a very engaging docent. The tour provided not only a glimpse into the life of an important Savannah family, it also gave a sense of what life was like and how building trades were conducted. The tour is time well spent.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to arrive in Savannah for their free museum day. This one was one of our favorites that we visited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you appreciate architecture and historical houses this, and most of the house museums in Savannah, is worth the look. Also it's part of a 3 site package if you choose. Nice little video in the beginning makes you appreciate these old places even more.

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Toured the home during a visit to Savannah in January 2017. A young docent (17 years old) lead our group (I beleive her name is Tyra). She did an exceptional job. Very enthusiastic and informative.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knowledgeable guide gave tour of this 1820 house that had fallen into disrepair and then was restored. The tour included both a description of life in the 1820's in that house, and also how the restoration was done -- which was equally interesting! Great tour!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Davenport House Museum is the first example of the historic preservation in Savannah that began in the 1950s. During this time period, Savannah's historic buildings were slowly being torn down and replaced with things that "thriving Southern cities" had like parking garages. When the famous City Market was demolished and replaced with a parking deck. (Later undone and preserved... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall the place was OK. They tell you a lot about a history of the house, who built it, when, and how we almost lost it in 1955, when a group of enthusiastic local women created what is known now as Savannah Historical Society, and have preserved this and many other houses after that day. Since the original owner, Isaah... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a great tour guide to ourselves & spent quite a bit of time talking about all of the interior features that set this house apart architecturally. Special bonus was the short film prior to the tour that explained the creation of the Savannah Historical Society & how it has been the driving influence in rehabilitating the District & making... More 

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