Upcoming Events


All month - Special Exhibit - A House in Mourning

October 6 - Sam's Birthday

- 10 .m. - 4 p.m.

- Free Admission

October 17, 18, 24, & 25 - Ghost Tours

- 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

October 18 & 25 - A Frightful Night

- 6:00 p.m.


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Heritage Month - October 2014

Summer Soiree

Join us for Heritage Month as the Stones River National Battlefield celebrates Rutherford County's role in the major events of our nation's history. An array of programs will take place all month with other partners including Oaklands Historic House Museum, Cannonsburgh Village, Bradley Academy, and many more. Visit our events page for SDH specific events.  

Ghost Tours - Oct. 17, 18, 24, & 25
Debbie Shaw
Ghost Tours offers an answer to the commonly asked question: Is the Sam Davis Home haunted? This storytelling event gives visitors a chance to hear a different tour of the historic house and property. Visitors first board a haunted hayride and hear tales of the property as well as the custom of mourning facts before being dropped off at the front walk of the historic Sam Davis Home. Storytellers inside the house and outbuildings will share the hauntingly true tales experienced by visitors, staff, and volunteers as guests are guided along the walking tour. The event begins at 7 p.m. with ghost tours departing every fifteen minutes until 10 p.m. Admission is $5 per child age 12 and under and $10 per adult. 

Holiday Craft Boutique

Are you a vendor looking to sell your hand crafted products in the Smyrna area before Christmas? Join us for our first ever Holiday Craft Boutique at the Sam Davis Home! The event is in conjunction with our annual Victorian Christmas event and takes place on December 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact us at events@samdavishome.org for the application and more information.


Fall Field Trip Opportunities

We have two great field trip opportunities coming up! Hallowed Harvest takes place during the month of October and involves a hayride, visit to our pumpkin patch, and a telling of the legend of Sleepy Hollow in addition to the house and grounds tour. 

During the month of December, enjoy a tour of the house and grounds while it is decorated for a Victorian Christmas. In addition, students can take part in our "What! No Batteries?" program as well as well as make a special holiday craft.

Both field trips are $5 per student. Contact Alex Collins at 615-459-2341 or education@samdavishome.org for more information or to make a reservation.