Field Trips

Year-Round Field Trip

Every field trip includes the following programs:

  • Museum & Video- Sam Davis: His Life, Legend, and Legacy (35-45 minutes)
  • House and Grounds Tour (45 minutes)
  • One of the add-on programs below (your choice) (30-45 minutes)


Add On Options

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. 

30-45 minutes



Plants of the Past

 Students will learn about the plants that the Davis family grew on their farm. They will learn about the biology of the farm from seed to plant. They will analyze primary documents to determine the types of plants that were most profitable and discuss why Mr. Davis grew what he grew, taking into account geography and soil quality. Students will also get the chance to de-seed and hand card cotton. 

30-45 minutes


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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. 

30-45 minutes

For more information on field trip planning and policies, click here

To view the correlation of TN Education Standards to our programs, click here. 

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). 


Reserve your spot today!

Contact our Director of Education at
(615) 459-2341 or by email.

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