Davenport House, Savannah © Georgia Department of Industry, Trade & Tourism
This beautiful characteristic pink homestead at the heart of Savannah's historic district was the first of the city's architectural treasures to be saved for posterity. It was the threatened demolition of this house that goaded the city's residents to form a fund to preserve Savannah's historic heritage.
The house was built between 1815 and 1820 by Isaiah Davenport, a master builder. It features a semi-circular staircase with wrought-iron trim leading up to the recessed front door. Inside the polished hardwood floors gleam and the mansion is furnished befitting the period with Hepplewhite, Chippendale and Sheraton pieces.
Address: 324 East State Street
Telephone: (912) 236 8097
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 1pm-4pm. Guided tours run every 30 minutes.
Admission: Tours: $9 adults, $5 children 6-17. Other concessions available.