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Yellow Fever in Savannah 1820

Oct 5, 2018 – Oct 27, 2018

As with coastal cities throughout the United States in the 19th century, Savannah was the location of tragic yellow fever outbreaks. In 1820 the city’s outbreak was widespread. This October, see a historical recreation of Savannah’s dreadful Yellow Fever epidemic of 1820 with particular emphasis on the destination of the soul and medical techniques of the period. A highlight is moving though the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments by costumed performers. In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half to the city’s population, both free and enslaved Africans, are revealed.


Davenport House Museum

324 E. State Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Event Times
From: 07:00 PM to 07:45 PM

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