Davies Manor History

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.

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!