Sam Davis Home & Museum 
1399 Sam Davis Road
Smyrna, TN 37167

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Christina Runkel 
Sam Davis Home & Museum 

Sam Davis Home Summer Camps 

Join us for a summer of games, crafts, and 19th Century fun! Campers will experience life as the Davis' did in the 1860s. Three camps are offered: Jane Davis Academy, School of the Soldier, and Apple Valley School. $125/camp.


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Jane Davis Academy

June 9-13, 2014, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ages: 10-14. Campers will be instructed in the fine arts of 19th Century womanhood such as dress, sewing, dance, and much more. They will learn basic French and elocution, just as the Davis girls did when attending boarding school. 1860s etiquette will also be taught, and the campers will learn period songs. Period dress is optional. 

School of the Soldier

June 23-27, 2014, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ages: 10-14. Your marching orders have arrived. Grab your haversack and canteen as you head off to join the ranks. Campers spend an active week complete with drills, crafts, and games as they learn about the life of Civil War soldiers. History presenters bring the past alive for the boys. Period dress is optional.

Apple Valley School

July 7-11, 2014, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ages: 7-12. What were schools like 100 years ago? This unique camp allows students the opportunity to experience American history through actual hands-on experience. During the weeklong session, children will learn about life in a nineteenth century schoolhouse through role play, making Victorian crafts, learning traditional games, and other period activities. Period dress is optional.