Built in Savannah’s Federal architectural style, Davenport House was the family home of master-builder Isaiah Davenport from 1820 until his death in 1827. More than a century later, when it was threatened with demolition, it was purchased and converted into a museum by the Historic Savannah Foundation.
Visitors can admire its 1820s-style interior on guided tours, as self-guided exploration isn’t permitted. For a super-easy visit minus any transport fuss, book a hop-on hop-off trolley tour—they stop right outside—or a tour that covers the museum and other Savannah sights on foot or by Segway. Alternatives include combos of Historic District walks and trolley tours and minivan tours with Savannah River cruises. Savannah ghost and architecture-themed walks also showcase the museum.