Step back in time at Nashville Zoo’s Harvest Days

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 1:29pm
Staff reports

Blacksmiths, weavers and woodcarvers will be joined this weekend by live music, children’s activities, special animal presentations and more at Nashville Zoo’s Harvest Days.

The 13th annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. All Harvest Days events are included with zoo admission.

During the two-day event, guests can explore what Grassmere was like before giraffes and elephants roamed the land. 19th century artisans will demonstrate the era’s trades. Guests can try their hand at the pen and ink station, play games popular during the 1800s and press fresh apple cider. Other activities include a Civil War display, animal presentations, storytelling and several musical groups performing each day.

This year’s Harvest Days closes out the summer long bicentennial celebration of the Croft Home. The home, built in 1810, is the second oldest residence in Davidson County open to the public and the centerpiece of the zoo’s Grassmere farm. Tours of the historic home will be conducted by costumed interpreters, and garden tours and demonstrations will be led by the Davidson County Master Gardeners.

A special time capsule ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 to commemorate the bicentennial.

For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 833-1534 or visit

2 Comments on this post:

By: EddieA on 9/23/10 at 5:59

The historic home is really a great place to visit. If you have the opportunity, look at the graveyard near the home. I visited many years ago and enjoyed the tour. However, there is one question you should not ask. Where are the graves of the indentured servents? There are none.

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