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.
Spring Programs - 2016
EARLY BIRD’S PRESERVATION WALKING TOUR OF THE LANDMARK HISTORIC DISTRICT’S EAST SIDE
Saturdays in April 2016
PROGRAM DATE: April 30
TIME: 8 a.m.
ADMISSION: $21 plus tax
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 100 minutes.
DISTANCE OF WALK: 2.5 miles
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 who will introduce the personalities, structures and issues that have enthralled Savannah’s preservation movement. Coffee and treats in the Davenport House garden to follow.
TEA IN THE GARDEN AT THE DAVENPORT HOUSE
Thursdays and Fridays in May 2016
PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES: May 5 (Sold out), 6 (Sold out), 12, 13 at 4:15 p.m., May 19 (Sold out), 20, 26, 27 at 5 p.m.
ADMISSION: $18 plus tax
Reservations recommended. Limited attendance.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 60 to 75 minutes
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 given with costumed interpreters in the garden.
On inclement weather dates, tea will be taken inside the house museum. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs.
EARLY BIRD’S WALKING TOUR: DISCOVERING 1820 SAVANNAH
Saturdays in May 2016
PROGRAM DATES: May 7, 14, 21 and 28
TIME: 8 a.m.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 120 minutes
DISTANCE OF WALK: 2.5 miles.
ADMISSION: $21 plus tax
See what survives of the 1820s Savannah that master builder Isaiah Davenport knew. Beginning at the Davenport House Museum (1820) participants will walk by some of the finest examples of preservation in the city and learn about what no longer remains. Coffee and treats in the Davenport House garden will follow.
Exploring Life in 1820s Savannah and Celebrating Historic Savannah Foundation
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