ANNUAL PROGRAMS

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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 17, 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.

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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Discovering 1820s Savannah: Early Bird's Walking Tour

PROGRAM
 
DATES: May 5,12,19 and 26

 

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 garden will follow.

 

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

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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.

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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. 

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“Potable Gold”: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition​

Friday and Saturday evenings in February 2018 

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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Harvest Lecture Series

Date:  Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Program: Antebellum Cook:  Skilled and Proud

 

Program:   Low Country Cooking Traditions

 

Speaker:  Damon Lee Fowler, culinary historian specializing in southern cooking and the taste of the Lowcountry 

 

Description: Savannah’s own Damon Lee Fowler is a nationally recognized authority on Southern cooking and its history.  He is the author of nine critically acclaimed cookbooks: Classical Southern Cooking: A Celebration of the Cuisine of the Old South which was nominated for two Julia Child cookbook awards (including the Jane Grigson award for scholarship) and a James Beard Foundation award; Beans, Greens, and Sweet Georgia PeachesFried Chicken: The World’s Best RecipesDamon Lee Fowler’s New Southern KitchenDamon Lee Fowler’s New Southern BakingThe Savannah CookbookThe Savannah Chef’s Table, Essentials of Southern Cooking, and, most recently, Ham: A SAVOR THE SOUTH Cookbook. He has also written historical commentary for three historical cookbooks, was recipe developer and editor for Dining at Monticello: In Good Taste and Abundance, and his work has appeared in many national publications, including Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Relish, Cornbread Nation (a journal of the South’s best food writing), The Charlotte Observer, The St. Petersburg Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Southern Voice. 
For the December 11th program, he will have on hand his newly publish ninth book, Savor the South: Ham


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.

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

Friday and Saturday nights in October 2017

 

Dates:  October 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.  

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