The Coast / Savannah

Davenport House Museum

324 East State Street
Savannah, GA 31401

912-236-8097
  • Isaiah Davenport House Museum

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  • March: Tea at Mrs. Davenparents; May: Tea in the Garden

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  • New Tours about the Collection and Preservation of the Historic House

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  • DH Gift Shop

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  • Exterior of the Davenport House

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  • Davenport House Representatives Receiving the Preserve American Presidential Award in te Oval Office of the White House, May 2, 2005

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  • Potable Gold: Savannah's Madeira Tradition

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  • Garden Photo

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The stately Federal-style home, built by Master Carpenter Isaiah Davenport for his household, provides a glimpse into 1820s domestic life in the port city of Savannah. Fine interior plasterwork, authentically restored period rooms and a spectacular staircase are highlights of a visit to the Isaiah Davenport House Museum. The saving of the Davenport House from demolition in 1955 was the first effort of Historic Savannah Foundation, ushering in the preservation renaissance of the coastal city. The museum's recent restoration was recognized with a Preserve America Presidential Award.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 1:00PM - 4:30PM
    Monday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adult General Admission $9.00

    Child's Admission (ages 6 to 17) $6.00

    Discounts

    AAA, AARP, Group Discount, Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Maps & Brochures Available, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly, Minimum Group Size, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    16, 95

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+), Adults (21+), Seniors (55+), Teens (13-18), Tweens (9-12)

Events

  • Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

    Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

    10/03/2014 - 10/31/2014

    Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever's dreadful consequences, which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. The action commences with a war of words between competing local newspapers on the fever's outbreak and the municipal action that followed.  Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and feature... read more

  • Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight

    Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight

    12/26/2014 - 12/30/2014

    Glistening by candlelight, the Federal-style home welcomes visitors to an experience emphasizing the end-of-year celebrations of early 19th century Savannahians, including the Davenport household, who lived in the fine brick home on Columbia Square. Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters who guide visitors through the home are among the highlights of the presentation.

    Call to reserve. 

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  • Potable Gold:  Savannah's Madeira Tradition

    Potable Gold: Savannah's Madeira Tradition

    02/06/2015 - 02/28/2015

    Experience the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House while learning about and tasting a unique and flavorful wine. Patrons are oriented to the long and rich tradition of Madeira (wine) as it relates to the history of Savannah, and then they participate in a Madeira party. During the experience, patrons will sample two types of Madeira and see the historic house at dusk, including spaces usually off-limits to tour patrons.

    The performance requires that guests be able to walk up a... read more

  • Valentine's Day Weddings in the Davenport House Garden

    Valentine's Day Weddings in the Davenport House Garden

    02/14/2015 - 02/14/2015

    Get married in the museum's beautiful courtyard garden and make this a Valentine's Day to remember. Ceremonies will be offered every 10 minutes. A local judge will officiate.

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  • Tea at Mrs. Davenport's

    Tea at Mrs. Davenport's

    03/05/2015 - 03/26/2015

    Thursdays and Fridays in March, learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the Isaiah Davenport House Museum. Patrons will tour areas of the historic home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters.

    The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs.

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  • Early Bird Walking Tour of the Landmark Historic District’s East Side

    Early Bird Walking Tour of the Landmark Historic District’s East Side

    04/04/2015 - 04/25/2015

    Take an early morning walk through one of the oldest and most varied neighborhoods to learn how historic preservation has revitalized downtown Savannah. Tours led by the Davenport House director will introduce the personalities, structures and issues that have enthralled Savannah's preservation movement. Coffee and treats in the Davenport House garden to follow. 2 mile walk.

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  • Tea in the Garden of the Davenport House

    Tea in the Garden of the Davenport House

    05/01/2015 - 05/29/2015

    Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in Davenport House's beautiful courtyard garden. Patrons will visit areas of the home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters in the garden. 

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  • Discovering 1820s Savannah: Early Bird Walking Tour

    Discovering 1820s Savannah: Early Bird Walking Tour

    05/02/2015 - 05/30/2015

    See what survives of the 1820s Savannah that master builder Isaiah Davenport knew. Beginning at the Davenport House Museum, built in 1820, participants will walk by some of the finest examples of preservation in the city and learn about what no longer remains. Topics will include the Great Fire of 1820, the yellow fever epidemic of 1820, Lafayette's visit to Savannah in 1825 and the celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of the United States in 1826. Coffee and treats in the Davenport ... read more

Meeting Rooms

  • Name Dimensions Ceiling Ht Sq. Feet Banquet Cap. Theater Cap. Classroom Cap. U-Shaped Cap. Exhibit Cap. Conference Cap. Reception Cap.
    Kennedy Pharmacy 18 feet by 40 fe 10 feet 900.0 40 60 35 30 60 60 60