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Historic Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Rd, Huntersville, North Carolina 28078
Fall Harvest Homeschool Day
Enjoy a hands-on day dedicated to home school students learning about harvest season and everything that comes with it. Harvest season wasn't only about picking crops and stocking the smokehouse. It was also the time to make soap out of fresh lard, candles from bees wax, prep for long winters of firestarting, press fresh apples for ciders, and save herbs for winter dishes.
Learn about, and even try your hand at, these 19th century fall harvesting responsibilities. As always, the plantation home will be open with docents sharing history. The farm and barns will also be open for children to visit with the friendly Latta farm animals including the ever popular sheep and lambs.
The event runs from 10am-2pm with ongoing activities. Can’t get here right at 10? That’s fine, we will welcome folks into the event offering plenty of things to see and do as activities are ongoing throughout the event. Pack a picnic and enjoy at one of our shaded picnic tables. The Merchants Wagon Gift Shop offers a variety of candies, snacks, drinks, colonial games, toys, and books to brows while visiting.
$6.00 per-person ages 4 and up
Members in for FREE
Tickets purchesed at the door, no reservations required, groups welcome
Historic Latta Plantation strives to be an affordable and fun educational attraction for families to enjoy. As a non-profit all proceeds go to the programs, farm animals, and upkeep of the circa 1800 historic site.
Location of Event:
Historic Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28034
Fire starting (kids learn to strike flint and steel)
Make Soap (prepare soap to be used to last the family until next autumn)
Smoke and prepare meats (learn about how to preserve meats slaughtered in the fall)
Apple Press (see how people made ciders as the apples came in to harvest)
Learn about Herbs (why would farmers need to collect and save seasonal herbs for the fall/winter)
See open hearth cooking of common fall recipes
Visit the house and farm animals
All above activities are ongoing throughout the day.
-All included in the $6.00 per-person admission-
-Cash or Card-
Make a Cornhusk Doll or Candle with a special $2.00 ticket
(Additional cost covers all materials needed for these exciting add-on's) These activities will only be available for 20 students per time slot at 11:00, 12:00, and 1:00. Tickets can be purchased at the time of admittance.
As always, pack a picnic and stay for the day. Come at 10am and stay the entire event, or just drop by at anytime for a quick visit. Admission is sold at the door and reservations are not required. Members are free. No ATM on site.
Anna's Sweet Treats will be on site with lemonade, funnel cakes, icees, and more. Cash only.