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Davenport House Museum – Living History

October 7, 2022 - October 29, 2022

Davenport House Savannah

Living History: Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820

Dates:  Friday and Saturday evenings in October 2022  

TIME:  7 & 7:15 p.m.

ADMISSION:   $18 in advance. $20 at the door.


In October, the Davenport House Museum on Columbia Square will present a dramatic recreation of early 19th century life focusing on the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1820 and the psychological effects of loss. Patrons will begin their experience in Columbia Square and make their way through the candlelit historic house. Contemporary 1820 medical treatments will be examined, and guests will meet ordinary citizens with complaints about the government, home remedies, how to combat mosquitoes and the true causes of the fever. Though the Museum conveys factual events about the sickness, the goal of the October drama is to convey feelings and empathy for those who lived in the past.

Davenport House Savannah

Space is limited and patrons are encouraged to get their tickets in advance.

Guests are asked to be mindful of current safety guidelines during their visit.

Guests are encouraged to arrive on time to enjoy the full experience of the performance.

The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in low light. Guests are encouraged to arrive on time to enjoy the full experience. 

Because of the subject matter, the program is not suitable for children under eight years of age.


October 7, 2022
October 29, 2022


Davenport House Museum
324 E. State St.
Savannah, GA 31401
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(912) 236-8097
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