Year-Round Field Trips

Base Field Trip

We are able to accommodate groups of all sizes. The cost for our year-round field trips is $6.50 per person, this includes chaperones. For more information on planning and policies, click here

Every field trip includes the following programs:

    • Video- Sam Davis: His Life, Legend, and Legacy
    • House and Grounds tour
    • What? No Batteries? program
    • One of the add-on programs below (your choice)
What? No Batteries? Program (included in each field trip)
Experience the joys of simple toys that children played with long ago. Toys of the past are demonstrated and students are invited to play  with them in this engaging program. 

Add-On Programs

People of the Plantation

Primary Documents are a road map to the past. Students will learn how the stories of the enslaved African Americans on the Davis Plantation were discovered through research at the county archives and through an archaeological dig. Students will also complete a scavenger hunt of the property and will learn how the people of the plantation interacted with the buildings and the grounds. 

Soldier's Story

Students will have an in-depth look at the life of a Civil War soldier in our Under the Gun program. Though a hands on experience, students will travel back to the Civil War and have the chance to see and touch what life would have been for a soldier on the battlefield and in camp. They will also participate in out Hidden Solider scavenger  hunt that will have them searching for items scouts, like Sam Davis, may have had in their Haver Sacks.

Plants of the Past

Students will learn the step-by-step process of how cotton was planted, harvested, spun, and woven in order to produce clothing and other items in the 19th century through several hands-on activities. They will then enjoy a "Singing Tree" walking tour of our Arboretum. Closed toe shoes preferred for this activity.

Outreach Program
Bring some excitement to your own classroom! Invite the Sam Davis Home staff to present one of our popular Enrichment Programs to your students. This is the perfect option for winter months or limited field trip availability. Outreach Programs are available within a 30-mile radius of Smyrna, Tennessee (includes Rutherford, Williamson, Davidson, Wilson, and Cannon counties). 

To reserve your spot, contact Christina Blane at (615) 459-2341 or

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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