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Address: 9336 Davies Plantation Rd, Memphis, TN 38133-4250
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+1 901-386-0715
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Tue - Sat 10:30 - 16:30
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This historic property, located in Bartlett, includes the oldest log home...

This historic property, located in Bartlett, includes the oldest log home in Shelby County open to the public, thirty-two acres of plantation land, and numerous outbuildings. These outbuildings range from a tenant cabin to a commissary to a gristmill to an outhouse. Additionally, the property contains several gardens, including a kitchen garden and a medicinal herb garden. In the future, visitors will also be able to enjoy an arboretum and nature trails. Our current interpretive program primarily consists of docent-led tours of the log home and a self-guided walking tour of the grounds and outbuildings.

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Historical Treasure

Live very near, but have never visited - so glad I did! Docents were knowledgeable, engaging, and kind, they clearly love Davies. Tour was informative, but interactive, did not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Live very near, but have never visited - so glad I did! Docents were knowledgeable, engaging, and kind, they clearly love Davies. Tour was informative, but interactive, did not feel rushed or "talked at". Encouraged to explore the grounds which were really lovely; did not know they kept ducks or goats - great surprise! True treasure in suburbia that takes... More 

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Oakland, Tennessee
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

WE toured the mansion and the grounds. All in all it is a very beautiful place with well kept grounds. All buildings are well maintained as well as the broad landscape. This place would be good for young children,school field trips or weekend excursions.

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This is great place to visit an see frontier houses. Some of the out side houses where moved to this plantation from different parts of Tennessee. It's worth the money.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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165 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Drove out to the plantation while on a recent trip to Memphis. Worth a trip! I was lucky to happen upon their tomato festival. Lots of tomatoes and tomato dishes to eat. The staff was so very friendly. The house is unique. A real peek into the history of the area. If you enjoy old homes or history in general... More 

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Eads, Tennessee
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was nothing like the Mississippi and Louisiana plantations I have visited in the past. The plantation itself was rather plain, but I found it to be an extremely interesting tour. The surroungding grounds were quite enjoyable, as well, and we were allowed to roam at our leisure. I would definitely recommend seeing this historical sight if you are in... More 

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277 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Davies Manor Plantation is one of the better examples of preservation of an old South type plantation that I have seen. The grounds and outbuildings are also very well presented and informative. While we were walking around several deer were quietly grazing in the front yard seemingly as unaffected by us and time as is this plantation. You get a... More 

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USA
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This plantation wasn't as fancy as I expected, but was rich with history and charm. The docent was excellent and was great at sharing family history & historical significance. Definitely worth the stop!

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Taylors, South Carolina
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This is a hidden gem just outside of Memphis with a fascinating history. Please find it and go. Everyone will enjoy the tour and the grounds. Very educational. Most Memphians don't even know about this place.

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Reno
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109 reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

We were the only visitors while we were there, so the tour was very personalized. Great history of the house and family. Most of the furnishings were from the house or the family, adding to the history. We spent about an hour and a half there. Great setting with big trees.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Had a fantastic time at the Davies Manor Plantation and would highly recommend to anyone looking for something a little different in the Memphis area. The tour was excellent, with the guide being very friendly and full of information regarding the house and surrounding area. Learnt a lot about the history. The grounds are well kept and nice to look... More 

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