The Historic Haile Homestead will be OPEN the following dates through May:
Sunday, April 11, 12-4 PM, last tour begins at 3:15 PM
Saturday, April 17, 10 AM - 2 PM, last tour begins at 1:15 PM
Sunday, April 25, 12-4 PM, last tour begins at 3:15 PM
Saturday, May 1, 10 AM - 2 PM, last tour begins at 1:15 PM
Sunday, May 9, 12-4 PM, last tour begins at 3:15 PM
Saturday, May 15, 10 AM - 2 PM, last tour begins at 1:15 PM
Sunday, May 23, 12-4 PM, last tour begins at 3:15 PM
Saturday, May 29, 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. We will post any updates here and on our Facebook page
Support Historic Haile Homestead Inc. with your Membership
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!
WE NEED DOCENTS TOO! Click on the How To Help tab for information about our docent program!
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! NEW: Videos to watch while you wait for your tour to begin: "Beginnings" and "Enslavement to Freedom." Learn about a group of cotton planters who relocated from South Carolina to Florida. And more importantly, learn about what slavery was, the brutal truth of it, and how Reconstruction and Jim Crow impacted freedmen in Alachua County and Florida.