Davenport House Museum

The Davenport House Museum preserves and interprets the American Federal-style house, and the artifacts within, built by master builder Isaiah Davenport between 1820-27. Situated in the Historic District of Savannah, the house is one of the oldest brick structures in the city and uses the wood construction of the town’s earliest history. The Davenport House Museum sees approximately 35,000 visitors annually through its guided tours and education programs.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 1-4PM.

School

Take a step back in time as they explore the 7 authentically furnished period rooms in the Isaiah Davenport House. The 1820s Federal Style house has over 400 artifacts inside, including ceramics, lighting devices, metals, textiles, books, and other household ephemera. Groups can learn about the family and their slaves that lived in the stately house, its descent into disrepair in the years after the family left, and how the Historic Savannah Foundation managed to restore the historic home. Pre- and post-visit materials are available online to further enrich the trip.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Colonial America, Slavery, Civil War, Architecture.

contact info
Phone: 912-236-8097
Email: info@davenporthousemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 10 min., 60 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 40 minutes. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Davenport House Museum

The Davenport House Museum preserves and interprets the American Federal-style house, and the artifacts within, built by master builder Isaiah Davenport between 1820-27. Situated in the Historic District of Savannah, the house is one of the oldest brick structures in the city and uses the wood construction of the town’s earliest history. The Davenport House Museum sees approximately 35,000 visitors annually through its guided tours and education programs.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 1-4PM.

Scouts

Take a step back in time as they explore the 7 authentically furnished period rooms in the Isaiah Davenport House. The 1820s Federal Style house has over 400 artifacts inside, including ceramics, lighting devices, metals, textiles, books, and other household ephemera. Groups can learn about the family and their slaves that lived in the stately house, its descent into disrepair in the years after the family left, and how the Historic Savannah Foundation managed to restore the historic home. Pre- and post-visit materials are available online to further enrich the trip.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Colonial America, Slavery, Civil War, Architecture.

contact info
Phone: 912-236-8097
Email: info@davenporthousemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 10 min., 60 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 40 minutes. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Davenport House Museum

The Davenport House Museum preserves and interprets the American Federal-style house, and the artifacts within, built by master builder Isaiah Davenport between 1820-27. Situated in the Historic District of Savannah, the house is one of the oldest brick structures in the city and uses the wood construction of the town’s earliest history. The Davenport House Museum sees approximately 35,000 visitors annually through its guided tours and education programs.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 1-4PM.

Camp

Take a step back in time as they explore the 7 authentically furnished period rooms in the Isaiah Davenport House. The 1820s Federal Style house has over 400 artifacts inside, including ceramics, lighting devices, metals, textiles, books, and other household ephemera. Groups can learn about the family and their slaves that lived in the stately house, its descent into disrepair in the years after the family left, and how the Historic Savannah Foundation managed to restore the historic home. Pre- and post-visit materials are available online to further enrich the trip.

topics covered:
American History, Colonial America, Slavery, Civil War, Architecture.

contact info
Phone: 912-236-8097
Email: info@davenporthousemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 10 min., 60 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 40 minutes. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD.

Davenport House Museum

The Davenport House Museum preserves and interprets the American Federal-style house, and the artifacts within, built by master builder Isaiah Davenport between 1820-27. Situated in the Historic District of Savannah, the house is one of the oldest brick structures in the city and uses the wood construction of the town’s earliest history. The Davenport House Museum sees approximately 35,000 visitors annually through its guided tours and education programs.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 1-4PM.

Homeschool

Take a step back in time as they explore the 7 authentically furnished period rooms in the Isaiah Davenport House. The 1820s Federal Style house has over 400 artifacts inside, including ceramics, lighting devices, metals, textiles, books, and other household ephemera. Groups can learn about the family and their slaves that lived in the stately house, its descent into disrepair in the years after the family left, and how the Historic Savannah Foundation managed to restore the historic home. Pre- and post-visit materials are available online to further enrich the trip.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Colonial America, Slavery, Civil War, Architecture.

contact info
Phone: 912-236-8097
Email: info@davenporthousemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: 10 min., 60 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 40 minutes. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

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