Davenport House Museum
Savannah, GA 31401
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
Child's Admission (ages 6 to 17) $5
Children under age 6 Free
More Rates See Website
Student (18-21) $7
AAA, AARP, Group Discount, Military Discount
Free Parking, Gift Shop, Maps & Brochures Available, Public Restrooms
Handicapped Accessible (Limited)
Group Rates Available, Group-friendly, Minimum Group Size, Motorcoach-friendly
Near Interstate Highway
American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Suitable for Ages
Adults (18+), Adults (21+), Seniors (55+), Teens (13-18), Tweens (9-12)
Stranger than Fiction: An Exploration of the Extraordinary in Old Savannah
10/02/2015 - 10/31/2015
This October, see an historical entertainment on the many extraordinary ideas, beliefs and objects with which people in the 1820s would have been familiar. Images and phenomena to be considered include Visualization of the Supernatural, Phantasmagoria, Frankenstein, Animal Magnetism and THe Court of Death. While visitors maneuver the historic site they will come into contact with those who lived there in 1828 as they hear about what thrilled, scared and horrified Savannahians of that time. ...read more
Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight
12/26/2015 - 12/30/2015
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.
Advanced ticketing available by phone or on the museum's website.read more
Potable Gold: Savannah's Madeira Tradition
02/05/2016 - 02/27/2016
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
Tea at Mrs. Davenport's
03/03/2016 - 03/31/2016
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.
This event is Thursday and Fridays in March, 2016.
Program Dates and Times: March 3, 4, 10, 11, 18 (at 4:30 p.m.), 24, 2...read more
Early Bird Walking Tour of the Landmark Historic District’s East Side
04/02/2016 - 04/30/2016
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.read more
Tea in the Garden of the Davenport House
05/05/2016 - 05/27/2016
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. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs.
On inclement weather dates, tea will be taken inside the house museum.
Program dates and times: May 5, 6, 12, 13 at 4:... read more
Discovering 1820s Savannah: Early Bird Walking Tour
05/07/2016 - 05/28/2016
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 House garden will follow. The distance is 2.7 miles.read more