THE HISTORIC HAILE HOMESTEAD WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
AWAITING GUIDANCE FORM LOCAL AUTHORITIES AS TO WHEN AND HOW TO REOPEN
The Amazing Give Emergency Relief Fund
Life has changed quickly for all non-profits but one thing that sustains us is that we are all in this together. Your financial support of the Historic Haile Homestead is more important than ever now. We closed to the public on March 16th in order to keep our visitors and volunteers safe. Unfortunately, that means lost revenue from admission fees and group tour fees. Your donation today will go directly towards supporting the Homestead during this difficult time. To help, go to: and search for Historic Haile Homestead, or copy and paste this link:
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Join us and help support our interpretation and preservation efforts of this unique historic gem!
Click on the How To Help tab above and learn about our membership levels! You can even pay securely on-line! Memberships are on a calendar year basis and begin at only $20 per year! As a 100% volunteer organizations, we rely on our members and volunteers to keep the Homestead open to the public.
Because we are a 501c3 non-profit organization, your membership donation is tax deductible!
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!