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Address: 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna, TN 37167
Phone Number: 615-459-2341
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Excellent place to learn about a lesser known piece of Civil War history

Five of us visited The Sam Davis Home on a rainy afternoon. A local family member had heard about the home but had never been there. Being somewhat of a Civil War buff, I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Wirtz, Virginia
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Wirtz, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Five of us visited The Sam Davis Home on a rainy afternoon. A local family member had heard about the home but had never been there. Being somewhat of a Civil War buff, I had heard the story of Sam Davis and was somewhat familiar with the background but there was lots to learn about the man and his family.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I was in town tagging along as my girlfriend was here on business. I'm a history buff so wanted to explore Civil War era sites. Sure enough Sam Davis was #1 in Smyrna so I drove over. As soon as I walked in the door I immediately hit it off with Lee Lankford who also ended up being my tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

The service was amazing, the tour is very detailed, the film was very informative and it gives you tons of information about the story behind his house and who lived at the house and the Civil War. Hailey, our tour guide, was amazing, very detailed, full of information, answered any questions I and the students had, she was very enthusiastic... More 

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Debbie S, Manager at Sam Davis Home, responded to this review

We are so glad you all enjoyed your trip! Thank you for bringing your students out here. We hope to see you all again soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I went to the Sam Davis house one afternoon while I was in town for business. I didn't know what the hours were but when I drove up, the gates were open. I drove in and took a few pictures of trees and houses. I went to check if the admission office was open and found it wasn't. So, I... More 

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Debbie S, Manager at Sam Davis Home, responded to this review

I am sorry about the reaction that you received from the yard company when you came in to visit the site. The site actually closes at 4pm. There were no Sam Davis Home staff onsite when you entered the property. The lawn company is able to open and close the gates as needed for access to different parts of the... More 

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We've lived in the area for five years but had not visited until reading a local newspaper article a few weeks ago. Haley, the tour guide, was very informative and my two grandsons, 10 and 8 were captivated by her descriptions of the buildings, contents, and Davis family members.We joined the association and look forward to taking other family and... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We travel to many states and love touring the historical areas of our country and I have to say the one hour tour was excellent. Our tour guide, Lee, was very knowledgeable, funny and insightful. He provided the history of the family and added some background information of the time to help us be able to understand the family; for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Exceptional way to peek back through history. The grounds, buildings and artifacts were wonderful and the story of Sam Davis fascinating. Ryan was delightful and informative even though it was only his second tour.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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367 reviews 367 reviews
109 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I am very glad that I stopped in today to peruse the grounds of this historic home. Even as the home itself and guided tours are not available during January, it was still peaceful and enjoyable to take in the surroundings of an era long ago. Much of this history is documented on markers, so I was able to enjoy.... More 

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Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Sam Davis home is a great place to visit and learn some history about the life of Sam Davis and how he was a hero during the Confederate war.

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La Vergne, Tennessee, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I mean, the history and story of Sam Davis is a great story and he was a true hero but you can only see a few things in the house and on the grounds. If you're looking for a way to spend a lazy day, check it out.

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