Davenport House Museum

The Davenport House Museum is one of the oldest homes in Savannah that is open for visitors to tour. Isaiah Davenport completed the home in 1820 to be a home and showroom space for his clients to admire his craftsmanship. He lived here with his wife Sarah Davenport and their seven children until his death from yellow fever in 1827. After his death, Mrs. Davenport would turn the home into a boarding house to make money for the family until 1840 when she sold it to William Baynard. The Baynard family kept the Davenport House until 1955. In 1955 the house was scheduled to be torn down to make way for a parking lot for the Kehoe House, which at the time was a funeral home. Fortunately seven charitable women lead by Anna Colquitt Hunter raised $22,500 to saved the home and restore it to what it would have looked like in the 1820s.

Today this house is a historical house museum which thousands of people visit every year. They host multiple programs and events throughout the year from Tea with the Davenports, Living History: Yellow Fever in Savannah, and their upcoming Understanding Alexander Hamilton and Raising a Revolutionary which begins July 6th, 2021.

Davenport House Museum Hours:

TOURS EVERY THIRTY MINUTES

Monday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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