Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

The Fight for Freedom: The American Civil War Through the Eyes of the USCT.

The Army of the Cumberland Living History Corps will be on site to help us celebrate Black History month with this special one day event. This group is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Union Troops that were stationed in Nashville. Join us as we explore the American Civil War through the eyes of the USCT. *Regular admission rates apply.

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Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Teddy Bear Tea

Bring your favorite teddy bear and join us for an afternoon tea party! Tea, light refreshments, games and crafts will make this an afternoon to remember. Space is limited for this event so get your tickets now! Everyone (adults and children) who plans on attending will need to purchase a ticket for the event.

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Mar
23
4:00 PM16:00

Out of the Vault: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Lives of the Davis Women

Celebrate Women’s History Month with this unique look behind the scenes. Guests will get a glimpse into the lives of the Davis women through the material culture they left behind. Fascinating items such as Andromedia’s hair will be brought out of the vault for this special event. Join us and explore the rich history of the Historic Sam Davis Home and the women who lived and worked here.

*Tickets are available for sale online. Limited seating available.

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Days on the Farm

This is an annual event that you don’t want to miss. Step back in time and experience what life was like on a 19th century working farm. Spring was a busy time of the year with crops to be planted, animals to care for and so many other daily chores. Try your hand at spinning and weaving, visit the blacksmith, stop by the barn to see the animals…so many activities you will have so much fun!

Friday is open for field trips. Saturday is a public community day for families. *Regular admission rates apply. Bring your picnic lunch and stay for a full day of fun and hands on learning.

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Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Wine on the Veranda

This annual fundraising event is the one that everyone will be talking about. Wine on the Veranda is a fun evening of great food, delicious wine, live music and more. Join us for VIP hour from 5-6pm and enjoy special food and wine pairings. General Admission to the event begins at 6pm.
Get your tickets and don’t miss out on this event of the season!

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Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Author & Book Signing. Larry J. Daniel

Join us for this Meet & Greet/ Book Signing and pick up a copy of Larry J. Daniel’s newest book.

Conquered: Why the Army of Tennessee Failed (Civil War America) Hardcover – May 20, 2019

Operating in the vast and varied trans-Appalachian west, the Army of Tennessee was crucially important to the military fate of the Confederacy. But under the principal leadership of generals such as Braxton Bragg, Joseph E. Johnston, and John Bell Hood, it won few major battles, and many regard its inability to halt steady Union advances into the Confederate heartland as a matter of failed leadership. Here, esteemed military historian Larry J. Daniel offers a far richer interpretation. Surpassing previous work that has focused on questions of command structure and the force's fate on the fields of battle, Daniel provides the clearest view to date of the army's inner workings, from top-level command and unit cohesion to the varied experiences of common soldiers and their connections to the home front. Drawing from his mastery of the relevant sources, Daniel's book is a thought-provoking reassessment of an army's fate, with important implications for Civil War history and military history writ large.

*we will have copies of the book available for sale in the Museum Store. This is a free event.


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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Ghost Tour Auditions

If you would like to be a part of one of our most popular events, Ghost Tours, this is the night to come onsite and hear all of the details! Choose a scripted role, become a silent haunt, a hayride guide or volunteer around the fire pit. We need great volunteers to make this our most successfully scary event of the year. For questions email outreach@samdavishome.org

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Ghost Tours

This is a spooktacular event that is fun for the whole family. Bigger than ever….this year is sure to make your spine tingle as your tour this historic property in the dark. Meet ghosts from the past, hear some of the most haunted tales in Tennessee, enter the historic house in the dark (if you dare) take our haunted hay ride..and so much more. *Last tour begins at 9pm each night.

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Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Ghost Tours

This is a spooktacular event that is fun for the whole family. Bigger than ever….this year is sure to make your spine tingle as your tour this historic property in the dark. Meet ghosts from the past, hear some of the most haunted tales in Tennessee, enter the historic house in the dark (if you dare) take our haunted hay ride..and so much more. *Last tour begins at 9pm each night.

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Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Ghost Tours

This is a spooktacular event that is fun for the whole family. Bigger than ever….this year is sure to make your spine tingle as your tour this historic property in the dark. Meet ghosts from the past, hear some of the most haunted tales in Tennessee, enter the historic house in the dark (if you dare) take our haunted hay ride..and so much more. *Last tour begins at 9pm each night.

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Ghost Tours

This is a spooktacular event that is fun for the whole family. Bigger than ever….this year is sure to make your spine tingle as your tour this historic property in the dark. Meet ghosts from the past, hear some of the most haunted tales in Tennessee, enter the historic house in the dark (if you dare) take our haunted hay ride..and so much more. *Last tour begins at 9pm each night.

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Nov
23
1:00 PM13:00

Sam Davis Memorial Day & Lantern Tours

This is a day that we honor the memory of Sam Davis. Guest speaker (TBA) followed by a graveside service and wreath laying ceremony. Lantern tours will be guided around the property where guest will meet people from the past and hear the story of Sam’s life and untimely death. *Regular admission for this event.

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Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Museum Store Sunday

You’ve heard of black Friday and small business Saturday…and we would like to invite you to join us for Museum Store Sunday. Shop for unique gifts in our Museum store and support this local non-profit. Special sales and discounts will be offered during this one day only event.

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Dec
23
10:00 AM10:00

Christmas Eve eve

Bring your family and take a tour of the historic house and hear all about Victorian Christmas traditions and how the Davis family celebrated the holidays. Enjoy hot chocolate as you do some last minute shopping in our Museum Store.

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