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  • Potable Gold: Savannah's Madeira Tradition
    PROGRAM DATES: February 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 (SOLD OUT), 21(SOLD OUT), 22(SOLD OUT), 28, 29
    TIME: 5:30 p.m. (Feb 14th program available ONLY at 7:30 p.m.)
    *an extra program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. if the 5:30 session sells out on February 15, 21, 22
    LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 75 minutes

    Experience the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House while learning about and tasting a unique and flavorful wine.  Patrons are oriented to the long and rich tradition of Madeira (wine) as it relates to the history of Savannah and then they will participate in a Madeira party.  During the experience they will sample two types of Madeira and see the historic house at dusk including spaces usually off-limits to museum guests.
    The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.

    Participants MUST be 21 years of age!
     
  • Tea at the Davenports'
    PROGRAM DATES: March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 at 5 p.m.

    Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House Museum. Patrons will tour areas of the historic home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters. The program will take approximately 60 to 75 minutes.

    The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs.
    PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT GROUP RATES FOR 10+ PEOPLE
     
  • Early Bird's Walking Tour: Discovering 1820s Savannah
    PROGRAM DATES: April 4, 11, 18 and 25

    TIME: 8:00 am

    See what survives of the 1820s Savannah that master builder Isaiah Davenport knew. Beginning at the Davenport House Museum (1820) participants will walk (about 2.5 miles; 120 minutes) by some of the finest examples of preservation in the city and learn about what no longer remains. Coffee and treats in the Davenport House garden will follow.

    PLEASE CALL 912-236-8097 TO INQUIRE ABOUT GROUP RATES FOR 10+ PEOPLE
     
  • Early Bird's Preservation Walking Tour of the Landmark District's East Side
    PROGRAM DATES: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

    TIME: 8:00 am (approx. 100 minutes)

    Take an early morning walk (2.5 miles) through one of the oldest and most varied neighborhoods to learn how historic preservation has revitalized downtown Savannah.  Tours led by the Davenport House director who will introduce the personalities, structures and issues that have enthralled Savannah’s preservation movement.  Coffee and treats in the Davenport House garden to follow.
     
    PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT GROUP RATES FOR 10+ PEOPLE
     
  • Springtime Tea at the Davenports'
    PROGRAM DATES and TIMES: May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 5 p.m.

    Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in Davenport House’s beautiful courtyard garden.  Patrons will visit areas of the home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea given with costumed interpreters in the garden.

    On inclement weather dates, tea will be taken inside the house museum. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs. Reservations recommended as attendance is limited.
     
    PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT GROUP RATES FOR 10+ PEOPLE