Our Mission

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.

The Davies Manor Association was established by Frances Ellen Davies Rodgers in order to preserve and maintain the property and educate the public.

1975 – The Manor house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

1976 – A Century Farm Certificate was awarded by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, recognizing that the same family owned and operated the land as a farm for one hundred years or more.

1998 – Davies Manor received a Certificate of Merit from the Tennessee Historical Commission for “having made significant contributions to the preservation of the historical and architectural history of Tennessee.”

May 1998 – Davies Manor was certified by the National Wildlife Federation. The historic site and surrounding acreage is an official Backyard Wildlife Habitat, “providing the four basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover, and places to raise young.”

Davies Manor has received the Memphis Heritage Anna Stoner Award for preservation of a rural environment in an urban setting.

Beginning Tuesday, May 19, the Davies Manor log-house museum will be open for appointment-only tours between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. Tours must be no larger than six people and will be subject to necessary spacing guidelines initiated by Davies Manor staff. The Hillwood event rental facility will also be open for small tours starting May 19. To schedule a time to tour either the museum or rental facility, please contact Cyndy Osborne at Hillwoodatdaviesmanor@gmail.com, or at (901) 386-2546. We appreciate your ongoing support of Davies Manor and look forward to the time we can safely reopen in full!