Davenport House is on Columbia Square at 324 E. State St. Master builder Isaiah Davenport finished his Federal-style home in 1820. The finely proportioned house is noted for its historically accurate interiors, delicate ironwork, elliptical stairway and handsome plasterwork. Guides point out the vast differences between how certain rooms looked while the Davenports lived here and after it became a tenement house in the early 1900s. The building was saved from demolition in 1955 by seven women who went on to form the Historic Savannah Foundation—one of the earliest preservation movements in the United States.
Guided tours are available.
$9; $8.10 (ages 65+ and active military with ID); $7 (students ages 18-21 with ID); $5 (ages 6-17). A combination ticket with Andrew Low House and Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is available.
Hours: Guided 30-minute tours depart every half-hour Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4 (10-1 on day before Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Dec. 31). Last tour begins at closing. Closed Jan. 1 and 11-15, Mar. 17, Thanksgiving and Christmas.