UPCOMING EVENTS

Vintage Base Ball Double Header
August 2, 2015
Noon - 5:00 pm

Vintage Base Ball Double Header
August 9, 2015
Noon - 5:00 pm

29th Annual Heritage Days
September 17 & 18, 2015 
9:00 am to 1:00 pm Each Day

A House in Mourning Special Exhibit
Month of October - Mon-Sat
10:00 am to 4:00 pm Each Day 

Ghost Tours
October 16, 17, 23, 24, & 30
7:00 - 10:00 pm

A Frightful Night
October 16, 17, 23, & 24
6:00 pm


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News from the Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation

29th Annual Heritage Days

September 17 & 18, 2015

Sam Davis Home Summer Soiree

 

Heritage Days celebrates the beginning of autumn with living history presentations, skilled artisans, farm animals, live music, and much, much more. This popular living history celebration will feature more than 20 demonstrations including how to separate cream from milk and churn it into butter and how to make lye soap. With hands-on activities, find out what life was like as a Civil War soldier and how quilts were made to keep people warm during the cold winter months. After you tour the bottom floor of the historic house and visit the museum, stop by the gift shop to pick up a reproduction historical toy or some old-fashioned candy sticks. All are welcome and encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it under the trees while on the grounds of this historic plantation. The event is held from 9 am until 1 pm on September 17 and September 18, 2015. Admission to all activities, including the museum and limited house tour, are offered to students and the general public at $5 per person. Reservations are recommended for groups of 10 or more. Heritage Days is a weather-dependent event.

 

Hogs, Hops, & Hominy

October 4, 2015

2:00-6:00 pm

The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation is excited to announce our first annual beer tasting event - Hogs, Hops, & Hominy! Inspired by our namesake Sam's birthday, the event will include beer tastings by local craft breweries, food available for purchase by some of the area's best food trucks, a cornhole tournament, house tours, a kid's area, and more! Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The cornhole tournament entry fee is $10 per team in advance or $15 at the tournament. Click here for further information or to purchase tickets. We hope to see you at Hogs, Hops, & Hominy! 

Ghost Tours

October 16 & 17, 2015

October 23 & 24, 2015

October 30, 2015

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 will first be led on a haunted walk through the woods before arriving 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 pm with ghost tours departing every fifteen minutes until 10 pm.  Admission is $5 per child ages 12 or under and $10 per adult. Parental discretion is advised, and the event is not recommended for children under the age of ten.  Ghost Tours is a weather-dependent event.

 

A Frightful Night

October 16 & 17, 2015

October 23 & 24, 2015

The Sam Davis Home invites guests to have a frightfully good time at A Frightful Night held October 16th, 17th, 23rd, & 24th, 2015.  The evening will begin with a catered dinner in the Visitor Center at 6 p.m.  followed by a haunted walk through the woods arriving at the front porch of the historic Sam Davis Home.  Throughout the walk and ghost tour of the historic house and property, guests will hear true haunting tales experienced by staff, visitors and volunteers.  Those brave enough to continue will finish with a spooky film in the museum theater. Reservations are required for the event with pre-paid admission of $30 per person.  To make a reservation or to receive details regarding the meal and film, please call (615) 459-2341.