Visiting the Davenport House is essential in experiencing the history of Savannah and its historic preservation renaissance. For information about hours and options for your visit.
Throughout its fifty-years plus history as a museum, the Davenport House Museum has striven to provide visitors with a true and vivid encounter with a uniquely Savannah story.
The Davenport House offers two beautiful venues for weddings and special occasion rental.
The Davenport House offers before- and after- hours special tours, activities and living history programs throughout the year which enlivens the story it tells.
February and Early Spring
“Potable Gold”: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition
Friday and Saturday evenings in February 2017. (No program on Friday, February 17). An extra presentation at 7:30 p.m. will be presented if the 5:30 p.m. session on February 11 sell out.) Sold out February 11 at 5:30 p.m./7:30 availability. Sold out on February 18 and February 25.
ADMISSION: $20 (must be 21 years of age). Plus tax. Tickets.
Reservations recommended. Limited attendance. 912/236-8097
Experience the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House while learning about 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 will participate in a Madeira party. See the historic house at dusk including spaces usually off-limits to museum guests.
Requires walking up and down stairs and maneuvering candlelit rooms.
Tea at Mrs. Davenport’s
Thursday and Fridays in March 2017
Program dates and times: March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 23 and 30 at 5 p.m.
(No program on Friday, March 17, 24 or 31)
Reservations recommended. Limited attendance.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 60 to 75 minutes.
Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the 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.
Exploring Life in 1820s Savannah and Celebrating Historic Savannah Foundation
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