The Davies Manor Association preserves and interprets the Davies Manor log-house museum and historic site. We aim to provide an inclusive, multi-faceted space for the educational study of the Davies family, regional history, early Shelby County farm life and the natural environment; by doing so, we create opportunities for the public to make meaningful connections between the past and present.
This historic site, located in Bartlett, includes the oldest home in Shelby County open to the public, thirty-two acres of surrounding land, and numerous outbuildings. These outbuildings include a former sharecropper’s cabin, a restored commissary, and two nineteenth century frontier-style cabins relocated to Davies Manor in 2006. Additionally, the property contains several gardens, and an arboretum walking trail. Our current interpretive program consists of docent-led tours of the log home, a permanent exhibit on the history of slavery and sharecropping at Davies Plantation, and a self-guided walking tour of the grounds and outbuildings.