Upcoming Events


Closed for Tours. Office open regular business hours, except January 1.


March 14: Teddy Bear Tea

10 am & 2 pm

March 21: Young Ladies Tea

10 am & 2 pm


April 4: Easter Eggstravaganza

10 am - 2 pm

April 24: 6th Annual SDMA Golf Tournament 

11 am - 6 pm


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News from the Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation


Sign Up Now for Summer Camps! 

SDH summer camps are packed with fun activities that inspire and encourage a love of history. Campers become acquainted with 19th century life for young girls and boys in our Jane Davis Academy through crafts and games. Through drills, campfire cooking, and spy games, campers get to know the experience of Civil War soldiers in School of the Soldier. Finally, campers discover what plants and creatures live at the Sam Davis Home at The Science of History camp. We have 168 acres to explore! 

Click Here for more information about each camp and to register. 



New Wedding Website & Special Valentine's Day Elopement Packages

We are pleased to introduce our new wedding website! The site is dedicated exclusively to weddings and features lots of pictures, reviews, and wedding rental information in a more user friendly way.

To celebrate, we are offering a one-time-only Valentine's Day elopement package! For $200, you, your officiant, and up to 10 guests can have access to the property for two hours during business hours for your ceremony and photos. We have many great ceremony locations to choose from, and would love to have you on the grounds for this special offer. Contact our events manager at events@samdavishome.org or 615-459-2341 for more information.

Valentine's Elopement


Closed January 

The Sam Davis Home will be closed for tours during the month of January. The office will remain open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except for New Years Day. Tours will be available by a 72 hour advance appointment



Teddy Bear Tea/Young Ladies Tea

Make your reservations today for our annual Teddy Bear Tea and our newest event Young Ladies Tea!

Dress in your Sunday best and bring along your favorite teddy bear (or stuffed animal or doll) to attend Teddy Bear Tea at the Sam Davis Home. This tea party is the perfect way for young ladies ages 4-10 to spend a few hours with their favorite bear and special lady, whether she is her mother, grandmother, aunt, older sister, or another. Enjoy delectable treats and savory teas while creating a fun craft for your teddy bear friend. Take a tour of the Sam Davis Home with Sam's sister as she shows you where the young ladies of the house once played and sipped tea. Then, cozy up for story time in the museum theatre!  Teddy Bear Tea will be held on March 14 from 10am-12pm and from 2pm-4pm.

Young Ladies Tea is the perfect way for young ladies ages 11-15 who have graduated from the Teddy Bear Tea age and want to spend a few hours with their nearest and dearest reenacting tea time in the 19th century. Enjoy delectable treats and savory teas while learning about 19th century clothing and etiquette. Then take a women's history tour of the Sam Davis Home to learn what life was like for the Davis ladies in the 1800's. Young Ladies Tea will be held on March 21 from 10am-12pm and from 2pm-4pm. 

Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $15 per guest. To make a reservation, call us at (615) 459-2341 or email events@samdavishome.org. Make reservations early as this popular event fills quickly, and you won't want to miss this one!  


Ruthies Awards

The Sam Davis Home staff would like to send a sincere thanks to the Rutherford County community for your votes in the Ruthies Awards. The Sam Davis Home was awarded 1st place for Favorite Summer Camp - School of the Soldier, and were finalists for Favorite Wedding Venue, Favorite Place for a First Date, Favorite Place to take the Kids, and Favorite Annual and Charitable Event - Wine on the Veranda! Thank you!