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Sam Davis Home

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Address: 1399 Sam Davis Rd, Smyrna, TN 37167-2744
Phone Number: +1 615-459-2341
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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History of 21-year-old soldier who died

His statue is on the Capitol grounds in Nashville. Short tour of house. Beautiful grounds and cotton fields. Get Groupon discount.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
c3a3m3
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Miami
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

His statue is on the Capitol grounds in Nashville. Short tour of house. Beautiful grounds and cotton fields. Get Groupon discount.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here 3 times in my life. Once for the yearly ghost tours and that was fantastic and informative, once for vintage baseball which was a very unique and fun day, and once for a wedding. This historical place is a great venue for almost any occasion and event!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A nice tour and short film included. A fine example of how a local group can save an historic home for future generations to enjoy.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stopped here on a whim because we saw a sign on the interstate saying the home was at the next exit. Video in the museum was very pro-Confederacy (was to be expected given that Sam Davis was seen as a hero by the Confederacy for not giving up his co-conspirators). Tour guide (an older man), was very friendly and informative.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

First- the grounds are beautiful and the volunteers could not be nicer or more willing to engage with visitors. I appreciate so much that they are committed to preserving local history and give their time. What disappointed me was the varnishing of historical events. This was the slave plantation of a family whose son was a spy for the Confederacy.... More 

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Thank Malinda U
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are a history buff, you will like this stop. The guide is a little long winded but you can tell he loves his job, he has been there for years, and if he doesn't have the answer to any of your questions you don't need them.

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Thank wingsr4me
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

So much to see and look at. The grounds are well kept and the museum is easy to go through. There are picnic benches so that you can pack a picnic lunch. So quiet and a nice place for families.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I recommend this to all history lovers. This young boy had quite a life. The video in the information center sets the stage. The home tour is fascinating and full of facts about life in general during the 1800's.

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Thank Teresa D
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

A visit to Smyrna, Tennessee's historic Sam Davis Home is a treasure to be remembered. The story of Confederate hero Sam Davis, the 'Boy Hero of the Confederacy', is compelling enough to visit. Other reasons are the simple beauty and tranquility of the Sam Davis Home grounds, proximity to Nashville and the sense of local history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We went to check out a new attraction as we have company from California every couple of months. The Sam Davis Estate was wonderful. You watched a short video that explained just WHO Sam Davis was and the history surrounding the homestead. The house tour was very good - very authentic. The grounds & out buildings were beautiful and interesting.... More 

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