The Historic Haile Homestead will be OPEN the following dates through March:
Sunday, February 21st, 12-4 PM, Last tour begins at 3:15 PM
Saturday, February 27th, 10 AM - 2 PM, Last tour begins at 1:15 PM
Sunday, March 7th, 12-4 PM. Last tour begins at 3:15 PM
Saturday, March 13th, 10 AM - 2 PM, last tour begins at 1:15 PM
Sunday, March 21st, 12-4 PM, last tour begins at 3:15 PM
Saturday, March 27th, 10 AM - 2 PM, last tour begins at 1:15 PM
Masks are required, for visitors and docents. Tours will be limited to no more than 10 people. We're not yet ready to return to a normal schedule but we expanded our Open dates through March. We will post any updates here and on our Facebook page
Support Historic Haile Homestead Inc. with your Membership
In early 2020, we were on track to have the best visitation numbers in our history, and then COVID-19 entered the picture. In spite of a long closure during the summer and fall, and months of no tour revenue, I’m happy to report that the Historic Haile Homestead is still in business. We owe our survival to our HHH members and other supporters who have helped us weather this storm so far. We were also able to finish several projects, including the completion of two videos shown in the Allen & Ethel Graham Visitors Center: “Beginnings” which is about the reasons the Hailes, Chesnuts and others migrated to Florida in the 1850s, and “Enslavement to Freedom,” a brutally honest story of the transition from slavery to freedom and the challenges faced by freedmen from Kanapaha and other plantations here in Alachua County and Florida as a whole. We also fundraised to beef up security at the Homestead and the grounds. The new highway sign is currently being fabricated and the Kitchen rebuild is expected to be started soon.
All of these accomplishments are made possible by the support of members! We rely on HHH members to help preserve and operate the Homestead for the public to enjoy. As you know, the Historic Haile Homestead Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization manned entirely by a dedicated corps of volunteer docents and board members. Our main financial support to cover operating expenses comes from HHH members. Please consider joining HHH today and supporting the important work we do! Click on the How to Help tab above and learn more.
There is a yellow Donate button on that page and below, if you want to go ahead and join. Membership levels start at $20 per calendar year. Thank you!