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A House In Mourning


  • The Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation 1399 Sam Davis Road Smyrna, TN, 37167 United States (map)

Why did loved ones use the hair of the deceased to make jewelry?
Why did cemeteries become popular locations to picnic?

Explore the answers to these questions and others when the Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation hosts “A House In Mourning”  Special Exhibit for the month of October. The house will be prepared for a family funeral, with mirrors draped in black cloth and clocks stopped at the time of death.  View the mourning artifacts including embalming bottles and death photos, and learn the history of these Victorian era practices to respect and mourn for the deceased. 

Regular admission rates apply. No reservation required.

Earlier Event: September 28
31st Annual Heritage Days
Later Event: October 6
Sam's Birthday Celebration!