School of the Soldier

June 5-9, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day.

Your marching orders have arrived! Grab your haversack and canteen as you head off to join the ranks. Campers spend an active week complete with drills, crafts, campfire cooking, and spy games as they learn about the life of Civil War soldiers. Period dress is optional.

Ages 7-14


Each day varies in the types of crafts, games, and activities. Planned activities may change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Activities and games will be held both indoors and outdoors. Each age group will have their own activities/games but some activities/games may be completed together by the entire camp. 

Past Activities
Campfire Cooking
Spy Scavenger Hunt
Make Hardtack
Capture the Flag
Make Camp

Past Programs
Vintage Base Ball
Field Trip to Stones River National Battlefield
Life & Limb: Civil War Medicine
Life Under the Gun: Lives of Civil War Soldiers
Undercover: Women Soldiers in the Civil War

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


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