The Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation is owned by the Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT), Gainesville, FL, and the Haile family trust. A one-half interest in the house and 40 acres of surrounding land were donated to ACT in 1996 by members of the Haile Family. The family retains ownership of the remaining one-half interest, but has granted a long-term lease of this interest to ACT.
The Historic Haile Homestead, Inc. (HHH) was established as a private not-for-profit 501c3 corporation to operate, market and raise funds for the 1856 Historic Haile Homestead. Funding for the operation of the Homestead comes from donations, tour fees and annual memberships (see How To Help for more information.) HHH Inc. periodically applies for and receives grants for marketing and preservation from a number of sources including the Alachua County Tourist Development Council, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Florida. Currently HHH is an all-volunteer organization which relies on the passion and dedication of a small board of directors and docents to manage the property and lead tours.
The Historic Haile Homestead Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization and donations are typically tax deductible, however HHH Inc. does not give tax advice. The Historic Haile Homestead, Inc. is registered with the State of Florida to solicit contributions. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA OR ONLINE AT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com, REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE." REGISTRATION #: CH 15464
ACT's and HHH's intent is to maintain the Homestead as a historic house museum, interpreting Florida plantation life through the architecture and history of the House and site. The museum's mission is to operate the Homestead as a tourist destination, to educate visitors about the economic, cultural, and social issues interwoven into life in this setting.