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LIMITED REOPENING!

 

The Historic Haile Homestead will be OPEN for tours on Sunday, October 18th and Sunday, October 25th, 12 - 4 PM. Tours will be conducted at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 and the last tour begins at 3:15 PM. Masks required on visitors and docents. We may expand our tour offerings in November depending on docent availability. We will post any updates here and on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/hailehomestead

 

BECOME AN HHH INC. MEMBER!

Or Be a Historical Interpreter (Docent)!

Help support our important work in telling the whole story of The Historic Haile Homestead and Kanapaha Plantation!

We have an immediate need for docents We're an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit organization that operates and interprets the Historic Haile Homestead. 

Click on the How To Help tab for more information to become a member or register for docent training! We have a severe shortage of docents due to COVID-19. Training can be done one-on-one or in small groups. 

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 (when we reopen): 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

     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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