Davenport House Museum
Davenport House Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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  • Carol Ann J
    Germantown, New York2,726 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, California46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
  • johnrbolster
    Longview, Texas174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour!
    This was one the most informative and interesting historical home tours I have ever taken. It may be that the docent that guided the tour, George, being a retired architect really got Into the subject matter and it showed. It also is a great place to start if you are interested in touring historic Savannah homes as this is the house that started it all and you get a lot of background on the Historic Preservation movement in Savannah.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 January 2024
  • Stephen K
    Corpus Christi, Texas2,740 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best historic home tours in Savannah
    We were very fortunate to be on the tour where George was the guide. George was an architect and therefore had the foundation to explain the significant architectural features of this beautiful 1820’s structure. If you are lucky enough to be staying at the beautiful Kehoe B & B, it is nextdoor. Keep in mind the Davenport is closed on Sunday and Monday, so plan accordingly. Don’t miss it!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 March 2024
  • mlc317
    Browns Mills, New Jersey238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Step inside to appreciate the grandeur
    From the outside, the house seems quite simple, but inside will wow you with pieces of furniture and art within the structure. The distinct details in each room should take you some time to see them all. The tour weaves a tale of what daily life was like and as well as the history.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 May 2024
  • Marcus D
    620 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The enslaved people of the Davenport House have found their voice.
    It had been several years since we were last here visiting the Davenport House Musuem. They have significantly expanded their knowledge and research and reporting on the enslaved people who live here. Those stories are well told and should not be missed. Sarah Davenport was a widow for nearly 42 raising 7 children> it was a struggle. This home was first to be saved by the preservation society-it had been slated for demolition.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 June 2024
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thetravelorganizer
Tega Cay, SC619 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Tickets for tours of the Davenport House Museum can be purchased in the gift shop (which used to be a pharmacy) at 323 East Broughton Street: $15/adult, $12/senior, military, or students ages 18-21, and $10/student ages 6-17 (5 and under are free). The Davenport House is where, in 1955, Savannah’s historic preservation campaign began with 7 women who blocked the planned demolition of this 1820 Federal style house so that the land could be turned into a parking lot.
Written 1 July 2024
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Marcus D
Atlanta620 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
It had been several years since we were last here visiting the Davenport House Musuem. They have significantly expanded their knowledge and research and reporting on the enslaved people who live here. Those stories are well told and should not be missed. Sarah Davenport was a widow for nearly 42 raising 7 children> it was a struggle. This home was first to be saved by the preservation society-it had been slated for demolition.
Written 10 June 2024
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mlc317
Browns Mills, NJ238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
From the outside, the house seems quite simple, but inside will wow you with pieces of furniture and art within the structure. The distinct details in each room should take you some time to see them all. The tour weaves a tale of what daily life was like and as well as the history.
Written 8 May 2024
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Ohio traveler
Dallas, TX35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The guide for this tour was very knowledgeable and informative. A great tour of a home with much history. This was time well spent.
Written 20 April 2024
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Lee Anne C
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was such an amazing experience! I loved the house and how dedicated they were to preserving the history and architecture. The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining, and even the gift shop was fun and affordable!
Written 1 March 2024
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Stephen K
Corpus Christi, TX2,740 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We were very fortunate to be on the tour where George was the guide. George was an architect and therefore had the foundation to explain the significant architectural features of this beautiful 1820’s structure. If you are lucky enough to be staying at the beautiful Kehoe B & B, it is nextdoor. Keep in mind the Davenport is closed on Sunday and Monday, so plan accordingly. Don’t miss it!
Written 1 March 2024
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johnrbolster
Longview, TX174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was one the most informative and interesting historical home tours I have ever taken. It may be that the docent that guided the tour, George, being a retired architect really got
Into the subject matter and it showed. It also is a great place to start if you are interested in touring historic Savannah homes as this is the house that started it all and you get a lot of background on the Historic Preservation movement in Savannah.
Written 13 January 2024
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JMCSTL
Saint Louis, MO7,499 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
Florida21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Life2Travel
Charlotte, NC1,620 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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