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Welcome to Savannah! As a visitor to our unique city, you have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty that Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) has helped protect for nearly 60 years. HSF is the recognized leader of the local preservation movement, and we preserve Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement. During your visit, we encourage you to learn all you can about Savannah’s built environment so you have a deeper appreciation for the landmarks we endeavor to protect.
Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah is proud to be the ONLY trolley tour endorsed by the Historic Savannah Foundation.
Visit our website (www.myHSF.org) for more information and purchase tickets to one of the many exciting events we host throughout the year. Just click on Events Calendar from the Special Events menu on our homepage. Perhaps you would like to run through several of Savannah’s beautiful historic districts at our Race for Preservation in February. Maybe you’d prefer to take in a lecture during our lecture series in the Spring. Additionally, the month of May is full of activities during our
annual Savannah Preservation Festival. However you choose to pass your time in Savannah,
it will be well spent at an HSF event!
For more information, visit www.myHSF.org
The Isaiah Davenport House is HSF’s flagship property and the birthplace of preservation in Savannah. Not only did Savannah’s organized preservation movement begin here, but it continues here each and every day as we touch over 35,000 visitors annually. The 1820 Federal-style dwelling was constructed by master builder Isaiah Davenport for his growing household, which included his wife, children, and slaves. It was his family home until his death when his wife converted it into a boarding house and lived in the residence until 1840. As time passed, the once stately home in a fashionable neighborhood became a rundown tenement in a seedy part of town. Threatened with demolition in 1955, a group of community-spirited citizens joined forces to purchase the Davenport House. This was the first act of Historic Savannah Foundation, which has gone on to save over 350 buildings through its nationally recognized Revolving Fund.
The Isaiah Davenport House Museum hosts guided tours of the house seven days a week as well as many special seasonal programs throughout the year. Visit the Davenport House website (www.davenporthousemuseum.org) for more information on upcoming programs.
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