The Coast / Savannah

Stranger than Fiction: An Exploration of the Extraordinary in Old Savannah

Dates : 10/2/15 - 10/31/15
Davenport House Museum
324 E. State Street
Savannah, GA 31401

  • Performer: Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah Epidemic of 1820

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  • Performers: Dreadful Pestilence: Savannah's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

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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. Attention will be paid to spiritual convictions of Lowcountry African Americans of the past.

Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.  

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Friday: 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    Saturday: 7:30PM - 9:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $17

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site

    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)


    Arts & Culture, Entertainment, History & Heritage, Performing Arts & Theater