Savannah Seniors- See History Come Alive at the Davenport House Museum

Each weekend in October, costumed actors at the Davenport House Museum will bring to life the story of Savannah’s Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820 for Coastal Empire Seniors. Coastal Empire Senior Citizens who visit the living history performances at Savannah’s Davenport House Museum experience the story of yellow fever’s dreadful consequences. In 1820, Yellow Fever transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town.


Performers at the Davenport House Museum will convey the different emotions that 1820 Savannah citizens felt when the plague struck:

  • fear
  • apprehension
  • ambivalence


The Davenport House Museum is normally a wonderful place to bring our grandchildren, but this performance is not suitable from children under 8 years of age. Older grandchildren will be entertained and educated at the same time!

The performance at the Davenport House Museum Savannah requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit rooms.
Time:  7:30 and 8:45
Days: Friday and Saturday nights in October
Dates: October 2013 (October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26)
Address: Davenport House Museum. 324 E. State Street. Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: 912-236-8097

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