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Davenport House Museum

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Address: 324 E State St, Savannah, GA 31401-3411
Phone Number: +1 912-236-8097
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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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A restored mansion of a working class family

The Savannah restoration group has done an excellent job with a number of mansions in the historic district. This one, the Davenport House, was particularly interesting because... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Long Island, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The timing of the tours were not well planned. We were following a tour bus group that interfered with our tour guide's explanation of the various rooms. We were diverted to rooms out of order due to the large group who proceeded us. There was no original furniture from the home's original owners and wall coverings were best guess reproductions.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Savannah restoration group has done an excellent job with a number of mansions in the historic district. This one, the Davenport House, was particularly interesting because the builder and first owner was a carpenter. The restored rooms gave a peek into that modest life and how each room was designed for his family and his business. A great staircase... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great tour and home to see if you like historical homes. It looks like its mostly original structure unlike many homes that have had additions and changes. Our guide Susan was great to have share her passion for the preservation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on a very wet day in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew as part of a joint entrance ticket after visiting the Andrew Low house. This museum is a great contrast in style and contents, so well worth doing both of them! We missed the introductory short film (we arrived just as a tour was about to start)... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historical homes are always a joy. There was an introductory video and a well informed docent. The home had 3 stories but we were only allowed on the first 2 floors. The wooden floors were in remarkably well kept condition especially since this home was once rented to multiple families at one time. I especially loved the childrens cradle and... More 

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Lexington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely restored old house. Tour guide rushed and did not go into details. Heard the guide behind us who was doing a much better job.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was like watching a play that you were a part of. The Yellow Fever presentation in the evening was wonderful. It is candlelit. It is a play, history and totally interactive. It demonstrated the differences of the time as the doctors wanted to be more involved in delivering a baby. Dr. Lavinder was a midwife who believed in bloodletting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This home is worth visiting just for the story of the seven women who set out to save Savannah's historic buildings. This was their first undertaking. It is beautifully restored and reasonably priced. We were able to find metered street parking nearby. The guided began with a short introductory video and lasted about 40 minutes. Highly recommended. Non-flash photography is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the house that first started the restoration movement in Savannah thanks to a few woman. They stopped the house from being wrecked and founded the Savannah Historical Federation which went on to restore other period homes. There is a nice gift shop where you purchase your ticket. The proceeds go towards the further preservation of homes. The tour... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The interior was very diverse in old world charm. The history was interesting. The family history was a peek into the window of late 1800's in time.

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