Events

Lafayette in Savannah 1825!: Celebrating the Nation’s Guest

Friday and Saturday nights in October 2017
DatesOctober 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission:   $22 in advance; $25 at the door. Plus tax.
Reservations recommended.  Limited attendance.
Experience the “animated gratitude” and “unaffected homage of republicanism” surrounding General Lafayette’s visit to Savannah in 1825. Visitors will be led through the candlelit historic house meeting characters living an event that “exceeded any thing ever before witnessed in Savannah” with both lighthearted musings and expressions of a serious nature in addition to the news of the day and gossip.  There will be a ball!
The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.  

 

Harvest Lecture Series – December 4 and December 11

July 4th, 2016

Program: Title – To be announced

Speaker:  Nancy Carter Crump, culinary historian specializing in 18th century open hearth cooking
Date: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Description: TBA
Admission:  Free to the public but reservations for seating are requested.  912.236-8097
Location:  Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street (Corner of Broughton and Habersham Streets), Savannah, GA
Additionally:  A reception and opportunity to meet the speaker will follow.

Program:   Title – To be announced

Speaker:  Damon Lee Fowler, culinary historian specializing in southern cooking and the taste of the Lowcountry
Date:  Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Description:  TBA
Admission:  Free to the public but reservations for seating are requested.  912.236-8097
Location:  Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street (Corner of Broughton and Habersham Streets), Savanah, GA
Additionally:  A reception and opportunity to meet the speaker will follow.

 

Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight at the Davenport House

PROGRAM DATES: December 26 -30, 2017
TIME: 6 to 8:30 p.m. (Open House Style – The experience will take about 45 minutes.)
ADMISSION: $12 adults in advance, $15 at the door; $8 children in advance, $10 at the door
Reservations encouraged.
Glistening by candlelight, the Federal-style home welcomes visitors to an experience emphasizing the end-of-year celebrations of early 19th century Savannahians, including the Davenport household, who lived in the fine brick home on Columbia Square. Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters, who show visitors through the home, are among the highlights of the presentation.  A demonstration of 19th century dancing will take place at the end of the evening.
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

Valentine’s Day Weddings in the Davenport House Garden

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

TIME:  5 to 7 p.m.

DONATION:  $100

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.
  • Rain location in the Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street—across the lane from the garden.

Call 912/236-8097 for additional information or to reserve a place. 
Donations may be made online. 
Confirmed reservations are highly recommended as the event tends to sell out.

 

 

“Potable Gold”: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition

Friday and Saturday evenings in February 2018
PROGRAM DATES:  February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: $22 (must be 21 years of age). Plus tax
Reservations recommended. Limited attendance.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 75 minutes
Experience the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House while learning about and tasting 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 sample two types of Madeira and 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.

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 30 at 4:15 p.m.
ADMISSION: $18 plus tax adults, $14 children ages 8 to 17 years
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 Isaiah Davenport House Museum. Patrons will tour areas of read more…

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

Saturdays in April 2018
PROGRAM DATES: April 7, 14, 21 and 28
TIME: 8 a.m.
ADMISSION: $21 plus tax
DISTANCE OF WALK: 2.3 miles
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 100 minutes
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 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 May 117, 18, 24, 25 and 31 at 5 p.m.
ADMISSION: $18 plus tax adults, $14 children ages 8 to 17 years
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 read more…

Discovering 1820s Savannah: Early Bird Walking Tour of the City Isaiah Knew

 Saturdays in May 2018
PROGRAM DATES: May 5, 12, 19, and 26
TIME: 8 a.m.
DISTANT TO WALK: 2.5 miles
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 120 minutes
ADMISSION: $21 plus tax
See what survives of the 1820’s Savannah that master builder Isaiah Davenport knew. Beginning at the Davenport House Museum participants will walk by some of the finest read more…

Our Old House: Director’s Preservation Tour of the Davenport House

DH.ThumbProgram Available Upon Request.
TIME: 4:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: $18
Reservations must be received two weeks prior to the desired booking and are dependent on the presenter’s schedule. Minimum group size is 4 and maximum group size is 10 adults.
PROGRAM LENGTH: 75 to 90 minutes
Acquaint yourself with the preservation and care of the Isaiah Davenport House, recipient of the Preserve America Presidential Award. The museum’s director will lead a tour in and around the home discussing the recent restoration, maintenance issues and techniques for preserving the site for the long term. The tour is limited to twelve people. Patrons will visit areas not normally on tour. The experience will end in the garden with light refreshments.

Curator’s Tour and Highlights of the Collection

Program Available Upon Request.
TIME: 4:30 p.m.
ADMISSION FEE: $15
Reservations must be received two weeks prior to the desired booking and are dependent on the presenter’s schedule. Minimum group size is 4 adults and maximum group size is 10 adults.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 90 minutes
The museum’s Assistant Director will lead patrons on a special tour of the house explaining the basis for the house’s interpretation and recent restoration, examining highlights of the collections and viewing collection storage, which is normally off-limits to museum visitors. Following the tour there will be refreshments and a time for conversation in the garden.
The program requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs.

Junior Interpreter Programs

IMG_7393 - CopyThe Davenport House offers two programs for teenagers, a Junior Interpreter program held in the summer and a Savannah Arts Academy Junior Interpreter program held in the fall.
Read JI Announcement 2015.
Read JIFactsheet2015.

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Docent Training Program

winter2012 - CopyThe Davenport House offers its Docent Training Program three times a year – in February, July and October – for volunteers desiring to give tours of the Museum. The program schedule of dates and times are determined by the participants. The program involves meeting one day a week for two and a half hours over a four week period to learn the interpretation of the house and logistics of tour giving at the site. Following classroom training, prospective docents follow four different docents on tour and give an evaluation tour to a staff member before their first tours to the public. read more…