EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

Savannah Music Through the Ages Series

Savannah Voice Festival  – Davenport House Museum co-production

Topic: Early Jazz (1900-1940)

Lecture: December 9, 2019@ 6pm  in Kennedy Pharmacy

(Speaker:  Mr. Robert Gibson)

Concerts: December 16 @ 6pm and 8pm at the Davenport House Museum.
Admission: Link – 6 p.m.  Link – 8 p.m.

 

Topic: Broadway and the American Songbook (1950-1970)

Lecture: February 3, 2020 @ 6pm. Free of change.

(Speaker:  Mr. Justin Havard)

Concerts: February 10, 2020 @ 6pm and 8pm at the Davenport House Museum. 
Admission:  Link – 6 p.m.  Link – 8 p.m.

 

Topic: Present Day  (1980-Today)

Lecture: May 4, 2020@ 6pm in Savannah Theater. Free of charge.

(Speaker: Mr. Michael Ching)

Concerts: May 11, 2020 @ 6pm and 8pm at the Davenport House Museum
Admission:  Link – 6 p.m.  Link – 8 p.m.

 

19th Century Holiday Event – Dinner and Pudding!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

TIME: 5:45 to 9 p.m.

Admission:  $95 per person. (Sold Out)

Join the Davenport House Museum and the historic Marshall House Inn for a celebration of Holidays past in the spirit of Dickens and Mr. Fezziwig’s English Christmas.

ORDER OF THE EVENING

5:45 Hord’oeuvres and mutual congratulations in the Kennedy Pharmacy, 324 E. Broughton Street

6:30 Stroll down to the historic Marshall House Inn, 123 E. Broughton Street.  On arrival fine music, stories of Savannah holiday traditions, celebratory drinks and an opportunity to visit guest rooms as you look for ghosts of Christmases past!

7:15 An historically accurate English Roast dinner in the atrium prepared by 45 Bistro.

8:15 Stroll with carolers back to the Kennedy Pharmacy

8:25 Dessert, Madeira, Coffee and a demonstration of 19th Century Dancing a la Roger de Coverly

To benefit the Davenport House Museum.

Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight

December 26 -30, 2019

TIME: 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

Admission:  $12 adults in advance, $15 at the door; $6 children in advance, $8 at the door. Plus tax.
Combination Pass for the Daily Tour and the Holiday Evening Tour is $16

 Length of Program:  The format is open house style.  The experience will take approximately 60 minutes.  No admissions after 8 p.m.

Glistening by candlelight, the Federal-style home welcomes visitors to an event 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 period dancing will culminate 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

Friday, February 14, 2020

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.

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“Potable Gold”: Savannah’s Madeira Tradition​

Friday and Saturday evenings in February –

ADMISSION: TBA

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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Tea at Mrs. Davenport’s

Thursday and Fridays in March 2020

PROGRAM DATES and TIMES TBA

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 2020

PROGRAM DATES: TBA

TIME: 8 a.m.

ADMISSION: TBA

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

Wednesdays and Thursdays in May 2020

PROGRAM DATES and TIMES: TBA

ADMISSION: TBA

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 2020
 
DATES: TBA
 
TIME: 8:00 am

Admission:  TBA

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

Living History: Yellow Fever in Savannah

Dates:  Friday and Saturday evenings in October 2020

TIME:  7 p.m.

ADMISSION:  $16 (in advance); $19 (at the door)

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 45 minutes

In October the Museum will present a dramatic recreation of early 19th century life when yellow fever ravaged the city. Costumed interpreters portray residents coping with the realities of life during a catastrophe with an exploration of death and funeral customs, medical treatments as well as how various sectors of the population dealt with events.  A highlight is moving though the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments.  In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half of the city’s population, both free and enslaved African Americans, are revealed. 

Space is limited and patrons are encouraged to get their tickets in advance.

*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.

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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December excitement -  Jazz Lecture and Vocal Performance of Early Jazz Standards, Tour Focusing on Early 19th Century Holiday Celebrations and Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight!

 

 

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