Closed for Tours. Office open regular business hours, except January 1.
February 9-April 25: From Enslavement to Freedom: As Told Through Primary Documents-Special Exhibit
February 28: Curator Talk & Tour Series
March 14: Teddy Bear Tea
10 am & 2 pm (Sold Out)
March 21: Teddy Bear Tea
March 21: Young Ladies Tea
April 4: Easter Eggstravaganza
10 am - 2 pm
April 24: 6th Annual SDMA Golf Tournament
11 am - 6 pm
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!
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Curator Talk & Tour Series
February 28, 2015
The Curator Talk and Tour will be based on our featured exhibit, From Enslavement to Freedom: As Told through Primary Sources, Guests get an inside look into the featured exhibit and an in-depth tour with the museum's curator. Learn what went into creating the exhibit, dig into the history that the exhibit does not explore, and take a topic-specific guided tour of the historic house and grounds with the curator. The program begins at 1:00 p.m. and will run 90 minutes. Admission is $15 per person with reservations requested in advance by registering online. Limited space available.
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(sold out), and on March 21 from 10am-2pm.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Make reservations early as this popular event fills quickly, and you won't want to miss this one!
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!