With a heavy heart, the Historic Haile Homestead Inc. Board of Directors voted to extend the closure of the Homestead through April 17th, 2020, with the idea of reopening on April 18th. We believe this decision is in the best interest of our volunteers and our visitors. Depending on the course of events and guidance from the CDC and local and state authorities, we will reassess the situation the week of April 13th and decide whether to open on the 18th or not. We will keep you posted through our Facebook page and webpage www.hailehomestead.org.

Thank you for understanding.


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Join us and help support our interpretation and preservation efforts of this unique historic gem!

Click on the How To Help tab above and learn about our membership levels! You can even pay securely on-line! Memberships are on a calendar year basis and begin at only $20 per year! As a 100% volunteer organizations, we rely on our members and volunteers to keep the Homestead open to the public.

Because we are a 501c3 non-profit organization, your membership donation is tax deductible!

WELCOME to the Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation. In 1854 Thomas Evans and Serena Chesnut Haile moved their family from Camden, South Carolina to Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida. Their 6,200 sq ft home was built by 56 enslaved laborers. The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls." For a reason lost to time, the Haile family wrote on the walls of their home - over 12,500 words in almost every room and closet! Come visit us this weekend and see this gem of history, frozen in time - let the walls speak to you of joys and sorrows of more than a century ago. Visit the Allen & Ethel Graham Visitors Center and Museum! Learn about the enslaved laborers and freedmen, whose stories are intertwined into the fabric of our tours!


     Saturdays  10 AM - 2 PM  

Tours at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15 & 1:15


Sundays   12 PM - 4 PM

Tours at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 & 3:15

Weekdays by special appointment for Group tours available (requested no less than one week in advance)   


$5 per person  

       Cash/Check/Credit Card

   Children under 12 FREE


Group rates and weekday tours available  

Buses welcome! 

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8500 SW Archer Road

Gainesville, FL 32608



4941 SW 91st Ter., Ste 101

Gainesville, FL 32608