Events

New!! Stranger Than Fiction: An Exploration of the Extraordinary in Old Savannah

Friday and Saturday evenings in October 2015
DATES: October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31lady mesmerizing gesture
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: $22 in advance; $25 at the door
Reservations recommended. Limited attendance.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 90 minutes
Experience a New Show from those who have pleased crowds in the past.
This October see an historical entertainment on the many EXTRAORDINARY ideas, beliefs and objects with which people in the 1820s would have been familiar. Images and phenomena to be considered include VISUALIZATION OF THE SUPERNATURAL, Phantasmagoria, Frankenstein, Animal Magnetism and THE COURT OF DEATH. While visitors maneuver the historic site they will come into contact with those who lived there in 1828 as they hear about what thrilled, scared and horrified Savannahians of that time. Attention will be paid to spiritual convictions of Lowcountry African Americans of the past.

Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

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

Harvest Lecture Series: November’s Topic – Canal Building; December’s Topic – Humble Object of Revelation

July 4th, 2015

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SPEAKER: Dr. Lisa Denmark, Assistant Professor of History, Georgia Southern University
PROGRAM:  To Be Announced
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
A reception and opportunity to meet the speaker will follow.

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PROGRAM:  Ashley’ Sack:  Humble Object of Revelation
PANELISTS: Jeff Neale, Middleton Place Plantation, Charleston, SC
ADDITIONALLY:  A special Davenport House reveal will follow the presentation.
ADMISSION:  Free to the public but reservations are requested.  912.236.8097
LOCATION:  Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street (Corner of Broughton and Habersham Streets), Savannah, GA

A reception and opportunity to meet the speaker will follow.

Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight

PROGRAM DATES: December 26 -30, 2015
TIME: 6 to 8:30 p.m. (Open House Style – The experience will take about 45 minutes.)
ADMISSION: $10 adults in advance, $12 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.
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

Sunday, February 14, 2016
TIME: 5 to 7 p.m.
DONATION: $100
Couples should reserve their time slot in advance as the event tends sells out.
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. A licensed wedding officiant will be present. $100 donation to the Museum. Call 912/236-8097 for additional information.

“Potable Gold”: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition

Friday and Saturday evenings in February 2015
PROGRAM DATES: February 5, 6, 12, 13, 17, 18, 24 and 25.
TIME: 5:30 p.m. Extra presentations at 7:30 p.m. will be presented if 5:30 p.m. sessions on February 12 and 13 sell out.
ADMISSION: $20 (must be 21 years of age)
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

TeaatMrsDs2015Thursday and Fridays in March 2016
PROGRAM DATES and TIMES: March 3, 4, 10, 11, 18 (at 4:30 p.m.), 24, 25 (at 4:30 p.m.) and 31 at 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted
ADMISSION: $18 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…

Savannah Special: Ladies of the Sacred South

July 4th, 2015

Readers Theater with the Playwright in Attendancesouth[1]
DATE: Sunday, April 10, 2016
TIME: 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street
TICKETS: $25 per person
REFRESHMENTS:    To include a casserole, congealed salad and other Appropriate Treats
Set in 1985, a group of strong willed Southern women calling themselves “The Ladies of the Sacred South” join forces to save their beloved Magnolia Manor Plantation from bankruptcy and the clutches of academia.  Steel Magnolias meets Lettice and Lovage!
Play written by Raleigh Marcell.

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

Saturdays in April 2016
PROGRAM DATES: April 2, 9, 16 and 30
TIME: 8 a.m.
ADMISSION: $21
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

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PROGRAM DATES and TIMES: May 5, 6, 12, 13 at 4:30 p.m., May 19, 20, 26, 27 at 5 p.m.
ADMISSION: $18 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 2016
PROGRAM DATES: May 7, 14, 21 and 28
TIME: 8 a.m.
DISTANT TO WALK: 2.5 miles
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 120 minutes
ADMISSION: $21
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

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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.
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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…