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OPEN DAYS/HOURS!

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

Saturday, October 2nd, 10 AM-2 PM, last tour begins at 1:15 PM

Sunday, October 10th, 12-4 PM, last tour begins at 3:15 PM

Saturday, October 16th, 10 AM-2 PM, last tour begins at 1:15 PM

Sunday, October 24th, 12-4 PM, last tour begins at 3:15 PM

Saturday, October 30th, 10 AM-2 PM, last tour begins at 1:15 PM

Sunday, November 7th, 12-4 PM, last tour begins at 3:15 PM

Saturday, November 13th, 10 AM-2 PM, last tour begins at 1:15 PM

Sunday, November 21st, 12-4 PM, last tour begins at 3:15 PM

Saturday, November 27th, 10 AM-2 PM, last tour begins at 1:15 PM

Come early so you'll have time to see the museum and watch our videos to get a deeper understanding the Homestead's complex history. To protect our docents and our visitors, MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED. We're not yet ready to return to a normal schedule. We will post any updates here and on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/hailehomestead

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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.