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“Probably the most important house to visit”

Davenport House Museum
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Owner description: Federal-style home of master builder Isaiah Davenport restored to its early 19th century beauty. Owned and operated by Historic Savannah Foundation.
Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Probably the most important house to visit”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

The Davenport House team works extremely hard to create an authentic experience. They have good documentation of the history of the house and its inhabitants so they do not need to speculate a great deal. The work very hard to help their visitors understand the life and times.

We were extremely fortunate to return one evening for a special madrigal theatre experience of the Yellow Fever epidemic. It was amazingly insightful, informative and well performed.

Visited October 2013
Thank Drake972
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Vernon, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great tour!”
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Great tour! Out tour guide was fun and interesting. I wish I could remember her name but I did over hear her saying she was a senior in high school! That was amazing! She really knew her stuff and kept us captivated. The house may not have had all original peices or furnishings but it did display great treasures!
We bought a combo ticket including 3 houses within walking distance of each other. The Isiah Davenport house, the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace and the Andrew Low house for $18.

Visited November 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“More of a "common man's" house”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

The thing that made this house unique compared to the other two homes I visited is that this home was built by the owner. The others were built for wealthy individuals with no expense spared. It provided an interesting contrast to the other homes.
This home also has a sad, but interesting history. Most of it's useful life it served as a boarding or tenament house

Visited October 2013
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Regina, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Interesting tour”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

With so many historic houses to see in Savannah it would be easy to overdo it and get bored. We chose the Davenport House based on the AAA/CAA guide and were very happy with the interesting and informative tour. Having said that one tour was enough and I think we'd have spoiled it if we'd tried to cram more in.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

I suggest you buy a ticket that covers this house, the Andrew Low House and Juliette Gordon's Birthplace as they are all different and equally interesting. The guide was very knowledgeable and the house gave you a very good idea of life in the 1800's. The gift shop is excellent and I picked up quite a few bits and pieces to take home for gifts. Take time to enjoy the garden as well as the house.

Visited September 2013
Thank Jane N
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