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Upcoming events

    • September 28, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • September 29, 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 1399 Sam Davis Rd., Smyrna, TN 37167

    This popular living history field trips play host to over 1,000 elementary students each day and feature more than 20 historical demonstrations. With hands-on activities and captivating reenactors, students learn about 19th century life. 

    Some of the activities and reenactors presented at past events are: 19th Century Music, Campfire Cooking, Butter Churning, Cream Separating, Basket Making, Blacksmithing, 19th Century Toys, 19th Century Fashion, Farm Animals, Quilting, Spinning, Weaving, Candle Making, Wash Pot, Story of Cotton, Doll-Making, Civil War Soldiers, Harriet Tubman, and more.

    To register call 615-459-2341 or email education@samdavishome.org. 

    • October 02, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • October 06, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • 1399 Sam Davis Rd., Smyrna, TN 37167

    The Science of History camp will take a look at what goes on behind the ropes. Campers will learn how to handle artifacts. They will learn about the chemistry of cleaning artifacts and what precautions need to be taken to properly store them. They will also create an exhibit from beginning to end, which will be displayed in the museum.

    Campers will delve into the art of storytelling and giving tours and the different methods of interpreting the history. Your child will learn what it takes to interpret the past for today’s audience. They will also learn about museums of the past and Cabinets of Curiosity. It will be a week of learning and exploring the historic property and the artifacts at the Historic Sam Davis Home.

    Ages 9-14

    • October 20, 2017
    • October 28, 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • 1399 Sam Davis Road Smyrna, TN 37167

    The Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation presents their annual Ghost Tours and "A House In Mourning" Special Exhibit!


    For the month of October, leading up to Halloween and in observance of Sam Davis' birth (Oct. 6, 1842), The Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation staff observe "a period of mourning" complete with special affects throughout the historic dwelling.

    Ghost Tours are available for all ages!

    The lantern-lit tours include a hayride, a tour of the grounds, and historic home. Each guest will have a lantern at the beginning of their journey to help guide them through the eerie darkness of the site. Guests will also hear stories from the ghosts themselves, but be careful! There are some weeping wanderers who may sneak up on you in need of a shoulder to cry on.


    Tickets are on sale now!
    Click here to reserve your spot!


    Interested in becoming a volunteer as a lantern guide, ghost, or storyteller? Contact the Director of Events & Marketing Today!
    events@samdavishome.org


Past events

July 17, 2017 Natural History Camp
July 15, 2017 SDMA Summer Soiree & Annual Membership Meeting
July 10, 2017 Jane Davis Academy
June 23, 2017 Summer Soiree and Annual Membership Meeting
June 05, 2017 School of the Soldier
May 26, 2017 Wine on the Veranda
May 21, 2017 Vintage Baseball
May 20, 2017 Wedding
May 16, 2017 New Volunteer Orientation
May 13, 2017 Wedding
May 11, 2017 Days on the Farm
May 07, 2017 Wedding
May 03, 2017 The Big Payback
April 29, 2017 Wedding
April 22, 2017 Wedding
April 15, 2017 Easter Eggstravaganza
April 09, 2017 Vintage Baseball
April 08, 2017 Wedding
March 19, 2017 Vintage Baseball
March 18, 2017 Young Ladies Tea
March 18, 2017 Teddy Bear Tea
March 04, 2017 Teddy Bear Tea
March 04, 2017 Teddy Bear Tea
October 22, 2016 Sam Davis Home Fall Festival
October 21, 2016 Ghost Tours
October 03, 2016 Sam's Birthday - Half Priced Admission
October 01, 2016 A House in Mourning - Special Exhibit and Tour
July 25, 2016 School of the Soldier Summer Camp
July 18, 2016 Science of History Summer Camp
July 11, 2016 Jane Davis Academy Summer Camp
June 17, 2016 Summer Soiree and Annual Membership Meeting
May 27, 2016 Wine on the Veranda
May 15, 2016 Vintage Base Ball - Double Header
May 06, 2016 7th Annual SDMA Golf Tournament
May 03, 2016 The Big Payback
April 16, 2016 Forgotten Footsteps: Retracing the Trail of Tears through Rutherford County Presented by Pat Cummins
April 10, 2016 Volunteer Day
April 03, 2016 Vintage Base Ball - Sam Davis Cup
March 26, 2016 Easter Eggstravaganza
March 19, 2016 Sirens of the Shenandoah: Female Spies of the Civil War Presented by Ashley Layhew
March 12, 2016 Young Ladies Tea
March 12, 2016 Teddy Bear Tea
March 05, 2016 Teddy Bear Tea
March 05, 2016 Teddy Bear Tea
February 27, 2016 Black History Month Talks
February 21, 2016 HYPE Events Bridal Cake Tasting
February 20, 2016 Black History Month Talks
February 01, 2016 African Americans on the Davis Plantation - Special Exhibit and Tour
January 01, 2016 Closed for Tours - Month of January

 Important Information

  • We only book one wedding per day. We can book two per weekend on a case by case basis.
  • We accept back to back weddings on a case by case basis (ie: Saturday & Sunday).
  • We take weekday weddings on a case by case basis.
  • We do not accept weddings on the same day as a major Sam Davis Home event.
  • We accept holiday weddings on a case by case basis.
  • We do not hold dates until after the first appointment, and then only for three business days.

We would LOVE to speak with you about our site rental availability, pricing, and additional package upgrades.  

Please call us or email us TODAY for your FREE consultation!!  



The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation is a Nonprofit Site Governed by the Sam Davis Memorial Association


      

The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
1399 Sam Davis Road
Smyrna, TN 37167

615-459-2341
director@samdavishome.org

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