Educational Opportunities

Field Trips
All field trips must be planned in advance, and tours can be modified based on what your class is studying. Field trips are limited to 60 students, with no more than two chaperones per ten children. One chaperone per ten students will receive free admission. Admission is $4 per student and $5 per adult, and must be paid at least seven days in advance.

Traveling Trunk
We have developed two traveling trunk exhibits for K-5th grade students. We offer lesson plans on either Nineteenth Century Life or the Civil War. For more information, see our Traveling Trunk Brochure. If you are planning to use one of our trunks, please review our contract, and email daviesmanor@gmail.com to arrange your reservation. If you are a teacher who has used our traveling trunk in the classroom, please fill out the teacher survey and email it to daviesmanor@gmail.com.

Special Programs
Special programs related to early Shelby County farm life including quilting, gardening, and beekeeping can be arranged with advance notice. Please call 901-386-0715 or email daviesmanorassoc@bellsouth.net at least one month in advance of your desired date.

Girl Scout Programming
We can offer programs toward the fulfillment of  several Brownie and Junior Girl Scout badges, including:

  1. Her Story (Brownie)
  2. Plants (Brownie)
  3. Listening to the Past (Brownie)
  4. Local Lore (Junior)
  5. Earth Connections (Junior)
  6. Folk Arts (Junior)
  7. Sew Simple (Junior)

Other Programs
We are in the process of improving our educational programming. Keep checking back here for updates, or contact us if you have an idea not listed on this page.