Frequently Asked Questions
What Can I Expect From A Typical Tour?
Regular tours begin with a film viewing of Sam Davis: His Life, Legend, and Legacy. When the film ends, you are encouraged to guide yourself through the museum. Once finished in the museum, a tour guide will lead you through the grounds, outbuildings, and the historic Sam Davis home.
Do You Have A Gift Shop?
We have a large gift shop that features locally handcrafted goods including pottery, jams and jellies, honey, ornaments, t-shirts, and 19th century toys, as well as a large selection of children’s items, jewelry, books, toys, Sam Davis Home items and more! The gift shop is open during regular business hours. If there is something in particular you are looking for,
don’t hesitate to give us a call.
How Long Should We Plan On Being There To Get The Best Experience?
Guests should plan on being on site for an hour and a half to be able to check in and get the full tour!
How Much Walking Is Required For A Regular Tour?
Once to the Visitor Center and Museum, you may peruse our 2,500 square foot museum at your leisure. The guided tour requires walking on mulched paths and grass across the backyard to the slave cabins and around to the front of the house. Inside the historic home, there is one flight of stairs with shallow steps and one narrow flight of stairs with somewhat steep steps. The tour ends with a walk through the courtyard and back to the Visitor Center. For guests that are not able to climb the stairs, a supplemental tour book is available.
Is It Allowed To Walk Without A Guide On The Property?
The Sam Davis Home is private property and as such, guests are only allowed on the property during regular business hours. Admission is charged for the museum and guided tours of the home. There is no admission charge to walk the grounds, but guests must check-in and may not enter the crop fields or any building without paid admission.
Do You Rent The Property For Weddings, Parties, Or Corporate Events?
Absolutely! We are a venue for all kinds of events. Contact our Director of Marketing and Events to setup a time to view the property and receive detailed information.
Is Photography Allowed?
Yes! We encourage all visitors to bring back memories from The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation in the form of photos! Tour guides will give directions as to where and when photography is allowed. If your sole purpose is to take photos of our grounds, we welcome you as well! Check in at our Visitor's Center and we will get you set up!
Are Food and Drink Allowed?
Food and drinks are strictly prohibited inside any building on the Historic Sam Davis Home property; however, we do encourage you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the area! Bring a blanket or enjoy it at one of our picnic tables.