Annual Homestead Holidays
Sunday, Dec 8th, 12 - 4 pm
Friday, Dec 13th, 6 - 9 pm
Live entertainment! Refreshments!
$10 at the door. $7 in advance. Tickets available on-line: Click on Yellow DONATE button below. Be sure to put your mailing address in the Make a Note section. Advance tickets available on weekends at Visitors Center or from any docent. Under 12 free.
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!