PROGRAMS

Bathtub Gin and Vintage Fashion

Join us Saturday, September 22th

Specialty Gin Drinks, Wine, Appetizers, Sweets, Pop-Up Shop and Music!

6:30 PM: Sign-in, Cocktails, Entertainment by Miss Diana Rogers

7:30 PM: Vintage Fashion Show

Presented by: Gypsy World
912-704-2347 | gypsyworldsavannah.com

Tickets: $45 if purchased by August 31 * $55 thereafter

For tickets call 912-236-8097 or purchase here.

All proceeds benefit the Davenport House Museum

Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820

Friday and Saturday nights in October 2018

Dates:  October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

Time: 7 p.m.

Admission:   $16 in advance; $19 at the door. Plus tax.  Tickets will be on beginning in late July.

Reservations recommended.  Limited attendance.

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.  This October see a historical recreation of Savannah’s dreadful Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820 with particular emphasis on the destination of the soul 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. 

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. 

 

Davenport House Concert Series

October 15, 2018 – June 4th, 2019

SOLD OUT

Subscription for Concert Series: $120 per person (available only through September 20, 2019)

October 15, 2018: “Fall Phantoms and Scary Tunes” – 7:00PM

December 2, 2018: “Winter Melodies and Crystal Dreams” – 2:00PM

March 11, 2019: “Spring Songs and Blooming Flowers” – 7:00PM

June 4, 2019: “Summer Songs of Love” – 7:00PM

Series Subscription:  $120 per person

For ticket information call: 1-855-766-7372 

Purchase tickets: Savannahvoicefestival.org 

All proceeds benefit the Davenport House Museum and Savannah Voice Festival

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Harvest Lecture Series

PROGRAM 1

Speaker: Cheyney McKnight, Living History Interpreter and Content Director, Not Your Momma’s History

Topic:  In Their Steps:  Interpreting Slavery

Date:  Monday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Location:  Second African Baptist Church, 123 Houston Street, Savannah, GA

Admission:  Free to the public but reservations for seating are requested.  912.236-8097

Additionally:  A reception and opportunity to meet the speaker will follow.

PROGRAM 2

Speaker:  Cheyney McKnight, Living History Interpreter and Content Director, Not Your Momma’s History

Topic:  African American Adornment in 19th Century America

Date:   Tuesday, November 13 at 10 a.m.

Location: Torian Auditorium, Howard Jordan Building, Savannah State University, Savannah, GA

Sponsors for Cheyney McKnight’s visit to Savannah are the Africana Studies Program/Savannah State University, Andrew Low House, Davenport House Museum, and  Second African Baptist Church.

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PROGRAM 3

Speaker:  Nora Doyle, PhD., Assistant Professor of History, Salem College

Topic:  Discussion of her book – Materials Bodies:  Redefining Motherhood in Early America

Date: Monday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Location:  Kennedy Pharmacy, 323 E. Broughton Street, Savannah, GA

Admission:  Free to the public but reservations for seating are requested.  912.236-8097

Additionally:  A reception and opportunity to meet the speaker will follow.

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“Potable Gold”: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition​

Friday and Saturday evenings in February 2019
February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
An extra presentation will be presented at 7:30 p.m. if the 5:30 p.m. session sells out on February 12, 16, 22, 23.

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

Thurday, February 14, 2019

 

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.

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Tea at Mrs. Davenport’s

Thursday and Fridays in March 2019

PROGRAM DATES and TIMES: March 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 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 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, 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 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 in the Garden at the Davenport House

Thursdays and Fridays in May 2019

PROGRAM DATES and TIMES: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 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:75 minutes
Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in Davenport House’s beautiful courtyard garden. 

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Early Bird's Walking Tour: Discovering 1820s Savannah

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

TIME: 8:00 am

Admission:  $21. Plus tax.

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

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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UPCOMING PROGRAMS - 9/22 BATHTUB GIN & FASHION SHOW;

YELLOW FEVER - FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS IN OCTOBER 

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