Days Gone By Museum
122 Davis St, Portland, TN  37148                                           615-325-2555

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Days Gone By is an antique complex housed on the grounds of the old Davis Cabinet Factory which was the first factory in Portland, Tn.

Collecting pieces of history has always been a passion for Joey & Kathleen Collins and they’re very pleased to be able to share this collection with the public. The extensive collection includes steam engines, antique trucks , tractors, and more!


Inside the massive warehouse Joey & Kathleen house over 120 antique tractors, 82 of which are John Deere from the beginning of the century. He also has 15 fully restored trucks from as early as 1907. Included in his care is the second fire truck purchased by the city of Portland new in 1937. The fascinating collection also includes a pair of wagons from Hungary from the turn of the century, plus an original 1919 Panhard gas delivery truck that has all the original accessories showing how the gas was dosed out.


We invite you to take your time, take a walk back in time & enjoy everything that we have to see!!


Please come back and visit us the 1st Friday & Saturday of October, when we have the Days Gone By Tractor Show & Threshing!


The Museum is open April thru October (M-F 9 am to 4pm). Off-season and groups may call 615-325-2555 to make an appointment.