The Sam Davis Home is proud to offer many special events throughout the year. We host events for children of all ages, adults, families, church groups, education classes, and many more! Our events cover a broad variety of interests including dinner and movie nights, teddy bear teas, and ghost tours. Listed below are our upcoming events. If you would like to attend or are considering volunteer opportunities, please call us at (615)459-2341 for more details. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join us for an afternoon of Vintage Base Ball! The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation is playing host to a double header of teams from theTennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball. Food trucks will be on site for concessions and the historic house will be open for tours during the duration of the games. Bring a lawn chair and get ready for a day of 1860's base ball - no spittin', no swearin', and no slidin'!
Phoenix of East Nashville vs. Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga - Noon
Stewart's Creek Scouts vs. Nashville Maroons - 2:30
Ghost Tour Auditions
Calling all actors!!! The Sam Davis Home will host Ghost Tours, our most popular event of the year, on the nights of October 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, and 30th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hundreds of visitors eagerly await venture the hallowed grounds and experience the strange tales of reported ghost occurrences at the Sam Davis Home.
In addition to storytellers, actors of all ages are needed to portray ghosts depicted in stories, to create spooky sound effects, and to silently guide visitors along dark paths throughout their tour. To schedule an audition, complete an audition sheet that can be downloaded below and return to the Sam Davis Home by mail, fax or email. For questions, to schedule an audition, or to volunteer in another role, please contact Brittany Moyers by phone at (615) 459-2341 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
29th Annual Heritage Days
September 17 & 18, 2015
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. For more information or to register, please click here. Heritage Days is a weather-dependent event.
Hogs, Hops, & Hominy
October 4, 2015
The Historic Sam Davis Home 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 is $10 per team in advance or $15 at the event. A valid ID is required for tasting.
Vendors include Mayday Brewery, Mill Creek Brewing Co., Short Mountain Distillery, Hickory Bones, Gee Ma's Kitchen, and Ivey Cake.
Click here for further information or to purchase tickets. We hope to see you at Hogs, Hops, & Hominy!
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.
Friday Family Fright: Hocus Pocus Saturday Spooktacular: Woman in Black
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.
For information on any of these events please contact the Sam Davis Home at (615) 459-2341 or through email.
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