Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820
Dates: Friday and Saturday evenings in October 2021 – October 1, 8, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
TIME: 7 p.m.
ADMISSION: $16 (in advance); $19 (at the door).
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 50 minutes
In October, the Davenport House Museum on Columbia Square will present a dramatic recreation of early 19th century life focusing on the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1820 and the psychological effects of loss. Patrons will begin their experience in Columbia Square and make their way through the candlelit historic house. Contemporary 1820 medical treatments will be examined, and guests will meet ordinary citizens with complaints about the government, home remedies, how to combat mosquitoes and the true causes of the fever. Though the Museum conveys factual events about the sickness, the goal of the October drama is to convey feelings and empathy for those who lived in the past.
Space is limited and patrons are encouraged to get their tickets in advance.
Guests are asked to be mindful of current safety guidelines during their visit.
Guests are encouraged to arrive on time to enjoy the full experience of the performance.
The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in low light. Guests are encouraged to arrive on time to enjoy the full experience.
Because of the subject matter, the program is not suitable for children under eight years of age.