ANNUAL PROGRAMS

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Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight at the Davenport House Museum

PROGRAM DATES: December 26 -30, 2018

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.

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Valentine’s Day Weddings in the Davenport House Garden

Thursday, February 14, 2019

TIME:  5 to 7 p.m.

DONATION Link:  $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. 

Confirmed reservations are highly recommended as the event tends to sell out.

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“Potable Gold”: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition

Friday and Saturday evenings in February 2019

DATES:  February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

ADMISSION link: $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 Museum 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.

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Tea at Mrs. Davenport’s

Thursday and Fridays in March 2019

PROGRAM DATES:   March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29

TIME:  5 p.m.

ADMISSION link: $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. 

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

Saturdays in April 2019

PROGRAM DATES: April 6, 13, 20 and 27

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 Museum 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.

PLEASE CALL 912-236-8097 TO INQUIRE ABOUT GROUP RATES FOR 10+ PEOPLE

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Discovering 1820s Savannah: Early Bird's Walking Tour

Saturdays in May 2019
 
PROGRAM DATES: May 4, 11, 18 and 25

TIME: 8:00 am

See what survives of the 1820s Savannah that master builder Isaiah Davenport knew. Beginning at the Davenport House Museum (1820) participants will walk (about 2.5 miles; 120 minutes) 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 Museum garden will follow.

PLEASE CALL 912-236-8097 TO INQUIRE ABOUT GROUP RATES FOR 10+ PEOPLE

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Tea in the Garden at the Davenport House

Thursdays and Fridays in May 2019

 PROGRAM DATES: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24

TIME: 5 p.m.

ADMISSION: $18 plus tax adults, $14 children ages 8 to 17 years
Reservations recommended. Limited attendance.

PLEASE CALL 912-236-8097 TO INQUIRE ABOUT GROUP RATES FOR 10+ PEOPLE

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. 

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Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820

Friday and Saturday nights in October 2019

Plans are being made to present this program 2019.

Details will be available in July 2019.

As with coastal cities throughout the United States in the 19th century, Savannah was the location of tragic yellow fever outbreaks.  In 1820 the city’s outbreak was widespread.  See a historical recreation of Savannah’s dreadful Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820 with particular emphasis on daily life and medical techniques of the period.  A highlight is moving though the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments by costumed performers.  In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half to the city’s population, both free and enslaved Africans, are revealed. 

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


TOURS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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

Program 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.

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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.

CONTACT US

912/236-8097
912/233-7938 – FAX

info@davenporthousemuseum.org

324 E. State Street
Savannah, GA 31401

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HOURS

Monday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The last tour begins daily at 4 p.m.

The Davenport House Museum is closed on the following holidays:
Thanksgiving Day | Christmas Eve and Day |
New Year’s Eve and Day | St. Patrick’s Day
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Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight!  - December 26 - 30.

 

 
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