A visit to the Davenport House Museum really is an essential stop on any Savannah tour. Here you can really embrace the history of Savannah, and its historic preservatino renaissance.
Davenport Huse is an 1820 Federal-style dwelling that was built by a man named Isaiah Davenport, for him and his growing household. The Davenport House is actually one of the oldest brick structures in the entire city, and it's furnishings and artifacts really give you a true sense of what home life like in the 1800s was like.
It really is like stepping straight into the history books!
Davenport House nearly didn't make it though, which would have been a travesty! It was actually in 1955 that the Historic Savannah Foundation stopped the property from being demolished. Luckily they did, because the house has gone on to be one of the most important historic structures in Savannah.
Today, you can learn all about the property and experience it first hand via one of the daily tours offered, led by trained docents. The tours run every 30 minutes during opening huors, so there are plenty of opportunities to join a tour and ask all the questions you'd like about the history of the property!
Don't miss a stroll through the beautiful gardens too!
The museum also offer programs and events throughout the year, so make sure you check the website so you don't miss out!
$5 (Ages 6 to 17)
Plan on a 50 minute to 1 hour visit.
They offer FREE admission for Friends of the Davenport House and Historic Savannah Foundation members!
No eating or drinking in the museum area, so grab something in the area before or after, there are plenty of options!
The Museum is at the corner of East State and Habersham Streets on Columbia Square in Savannah’s Historic Landmark District. They are stop #8 on the Old Town Trolley Tour. Parking is available at on-street meters Monday through Saturday 8am to 8pm for about $2/hour. Parking is free on Sundays.
They offer tours on request, so give them a call to find the best option for your school or group!
There is a Gift Shop! Stop by to pick up books, cook books, tea, jewelery and more!
They do try to accommodate as much as possible, but keep in mind it is a historic house that needs preserving. They have adequate, safe wheelchair access available to the basement level of Davenport House Museum which includes the museum shop, rest rooms, water fountain, and staff offices. The museum’s courtyard and garden is wheelchair accessible from both Habersham and State Streets.
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Tours start 10am Monday to Saturday (last tour 4pm), then Sunday tours operate 1pm to 4pm. They have a 12:30pm close on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
Closed New Year’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas
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