Relive 19th century life at Savannah’s Isaiah Davenport House Museum: a fully-restored, Federal-style home built in 1820 and operating as a museum since 1963 with fascinating exhibits, daily tours, and living history presentations.
A visit to Savannah, GA always involves a little bit of the historical. Possessing one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States, there’s simply no escaping the city’s rich history. Luckily, that history is what makes our city so beautiful and the great majority of Savannah’s visitors are here to soak up that history – and a visit to the Isaiah Davenport House Museum is a great way to do it!
The Isaiah Davenport House Museum is one of Savannah’s many doorways to the past. Constructed in 1820 by artisan Isaiah Davenport, the house stayed within his family until 1840, when it was sold as a boarding house. It continued to serve this function for nearly 110 years, slowly decaying with use and neglect until time came to make the decision: raze it or revive it.
Thankfully, a group of concerned citizens recognized the home’s architectural significance and formed the Historic Savannah Foundation in order to save it and many other endangered properties in and around the city of Savannah. Restoration work began and, by 1963, the Isaiah Davenport House Museum opened its doors (if only on the first floor – it would be years until all of the building was able to be restored)
Thanks to the efforts of the Historic Savannah Foundation, one can now step through the doors of the Davenport House Museum and be instantly transported back to simpler times of the 19th century. Both original and restored home furnishings, decorations, even personal silhouettes of the original family are here, leaving one feeling as if some family member is going to enter the room and find you there.
The Isaiah Davenport House Museum offers daily tours, special programs, and annual events, including living history demonstrations. If you’re in Savannah, you wont want to miss a visit to this incredible and historic building restored to its 1820’s glory.
The Isaiah Davenport House Museum
324 E. State Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Monday – Saturday: 10am – last tour starts at 4pm
Sunday: 1pm – last tour starts at 4pm
Tickets and more details: www.davenporthousemuseum.org
Davenport House Museum Lodging
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