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LIMITED REOPENING!

The Historic Haile Homestead will be OPEN the following dates through December:

Sat Nov 21 - OPEN

Sun Nov 29 - OPEN

Sat Dec 5 - OPEN

Sun Dec 13 - OPEN

Sat Dec 19 - OPEN

Sun Dec 27 - OPEN

Saturday hours: 10 am to 2 pm. Last tour begins at 1:15.

Sunday hours: 12 pm to 4 pm . Last tour begins at 3:15.

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 December. We will post any updates here and on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/hailehomestead

    Video Premiere

“Homestead Holidays of the Past”

December 6th

Watch our new YouTube channel on Sunday, December 6th for the premiere of our latest video “Homestead Holidays of the Past.”  In April 2021 we will celebrate 20 years of the Historic Haile Homestead being open to the public! The video takes you back in time to a selection of Homestead Holidays and Candlelight Visits of the past twenty years. Just go to www.youtube.com and search for “Historic Haile Homestead.” The video is free, but if you feel so inclined to make a donation, just go to our webpage at www.hailehomestead.org and click on the Donate button at the bottom of the page. We rely on the revenue from the Homestead Holidays and Candlelight Visits to cover operating expenses. Since we’ve had to cancel these in-person events and move to a virtual delivery (thanks to the pandemic), we especially appreciate your donations this year!  Enjoy!

    "The Homestead by Candlelight" Facebook Live Tour  Friday,

December 11th, 8 PM 

                      www.facebook.com/hailehomestead

 

“The Homestead by Candlelight” – Join us for a Facebook Live Candlelight Tour of the Homestead conducted by HHH President & Historian Karen Kirkman and HHH Secretary Kaley Behl.

Both virtual holiday events are sponsored in part by Visit Gainesville/Alachua County, FL

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.

TOUR HOURS
Open only once per week, alternating Saturdays and Sundays, due to pandemic. 
Nov 21, Nov 29, Dec 5, Dec 13, Dec 19, Dec 27

     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

No reservations needed for regular weekend tours.

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 Group tours available  

Buses welcome! 

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PHYSICAL ADDRESS

8500 SW Archer Road

Gainesville, FL 32608

 

MAILING ADDRESS

4941 SW 91st Ter., Ste 101

Gainesville, FL 32608

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