Isaiah Davenport House

Students and scouts will 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 decent 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.
 
Contact Info
Address: 324 East State Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Chatham County. Tel: 912-236-8097. Website: www.davenporthousemuseum.org. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 1-4PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Self-Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee. 
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.  

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue