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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.
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Our Museum

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.
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Rentals

The Davenport House offers two beautiful venues for weddings and special occasion rental.
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Special Programs

The Davenport House offers before- and after- hours special tours, activities and living history programs throughout the year which enlivens the story it tells.
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2018 at the DH

The Davenport House Museum will be closed Monday, January 15 through Friday, January 19 for Annual Cleaning!

 

Programs in the Winter and Spring

Potable Gold”:  Savannah’s Madeira Tradition

Friday and Saturday evenings in February 2018

Program dates: February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24. 
An extra presentation at 7:30 p.m. will be presented if the 5:30 p.m. sessions on February 10, 16 and 17 sell out.
TIME:
  5:30 p.m.

Admission:  $22 (must be 21 years of age). Plus tax.  Tickets through this link.  

Reservations recommended.  Limited attendance.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM:  75 minutes

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.  During the experience they will see the historic house at dusk including spaces usually off-limits to museum guests. 

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

 

Valentine’s Day Weddings in the Davenport House Garden

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Times:  10 minute increments between 5 and 7 p.m.

DONATION:  $100.  Booking and donation through this link.

Get married in the Museum’s beautiful courtyard garden and make it a Valentine’s Day to remember!  Ceremonies will be offered every 10 minutes.  $100 donation to the Museum.  Call 912/236-8097 for additional information.  Confirmed reservations are highly recommended as the event tends to sell out.

 

Event: Best is yet to Come:  Celebrating the Future with the Davenport House Museum

Location:  Brockington Hall, 213 E. Hall Street, Savannah, GA

Date:  Sunday, February 25, 2018

Time:  3 to 6 p.m.

Tickets:  $95 each with sponsorship and patron options. 

Featuring performances by Savannah’s own baritone Roger Moss.  Additional music throughout.  Silent auction.  Exclusive Offering for Premier Event Sponsors:  Thursday, February 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. — a cocktail party at a private the home on Jones Street. 

 

 

 

Tea at Mrs. Davenport’s

Thursday and Fridays in March 2018

Program dates and times:  March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 at 5 p.m. and on March 29 and 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 at 5 p.m. and on March 29 and  30at 4:5 p.m.  (No program on Friday, March 23) 

Admission:  $18. Plus tax. See this link

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.  

 

Early Bird’s Preservation Walking Tour of the Landmark Historic District’s East Side

Saturdays in April 2017

Program Date: April 7, 14, 21, 28

Time:  8 a.m.

Admission:  $21.Plus tax. See this link.

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 2018

Program dates and times: May 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 4:15 p.m. and on May 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31 at 5 p.m.

Admission:  $18. Plus tax. See this link.

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 1820s Savannah

Saturdays in May 2018

Program dates:  May 5, 12, 19 and 26

Time:  8 a.m.

Length of Program:  120 minutes

Distance of Walk:   2.5 miles.

Admission:  $21. Plus tax.   See this link.

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. 

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Recommendation: One of the “six best museums in Savannah”

Join us for a sing along!

See our virtual view!

Exploring Life in 1820s Savannah and Celebrating Historic Savannah Foundation

Davenport Museum House Comments from the Davenport House Guest Register - During the month of December 2017, visitors to the DH said: “Wonderful,” “ Loved it,” “Beautiful, Thanks Roseann,” “Very informative,” “Excellent tour guide,” “Had great time – appreciate Sheena’s enthusiasm & interesting stories – gave personal touch!,” “Loved Sheena’s energy,” “Awesome,” “Great tour, excellent guide, Marty,” “Lovely to see all of this,” “Fantastic home tour, is of the best we have seen,” “Very informative, amazing architecture great tour guide, John,” “Sage was a wonderful tour guide. Thank you very much.”