Historic Latta Plantation is a circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, located within Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. Tours of the Latta home are guided, and tours of the grounds are self-guided.
School groups are on site daily during the school year. When large groups are on site, visitors may be asked to join those groups in lieu of a guided house tour, due to a limited number of staff members available to provide tours. For more information on tour times, please see the Plan Your Visit page of our website.
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Summer Special Event Admission: $8 for Adults, $7 for Students/Seniors and 5 and under free
Colonial Life: Backwoods of NC
Saturday August 9, 2014 (10am-4pm)
Come out to Latta for our first time Colonial Living History event. Find out how people in the Backwoods of North Carolina lived during the American Colonial era. The event will include: Fiber/Textiles, Hide Tanning, Fire Starting, and Cooking demonstrations. The Historic Home and exhibit hall will be open and make sure to see our farm animals especially our new lambs.
Revolutionary War Reenactment:
The Battle of Charlotte
August 30th - 31st (10am-4pm each day)
On September of 1780 Lord Cornwallis and his Legion entered Charlotte North Carolina and found a Hornets Nest! Come out and learn more about the struggle that took place in Mecklenburg County through demos covering what British and Patriot Soldiers wore, what gear they used, what their lives were like, a battle each day at 2:00 p.m., and talk with Col. Polk. The Latta House will be open throughout the weekend with clothed interpreters, cooking in the kitchen, and more. There will be time period vendors, a food vendor, and The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery will be out! Hope to see you there!
All Hallows Eve
October 18th (10am-4pm each day)
Learn about the history of Halloween and meet some of its famous characters throughout history. Children can trick or treat around the plantation, participate in costume contests, make crafts, and more.
Folk Life Festival
November 8th and 9th (10am-4pm each day)
The festival features traditional and modern arts and crafts (baskets, pottery, jewelry, gourds and more), as well as local vendors selling goods and food, storytelling, music and more.
November 29th, 2014 (10am-4pm)
Experience an 1860s Christmas as you walk through the plantation. See period Christmas decor, meet a Victorian St. Nick, see Christmas baking in the kitchen, and learn about period Christmas traditions.
Candle Light Christmas & Live Nativity
December 6th (10am-4pm each day)
Step into an 1820s Christmas at Latta as you tour the plantation by candlelight. Visitors can meet animals, see dancing in the house, meet Mr. and Mrs. Latta, enjoy the excitement of children before bedtime, see a Christmas meal being prepared in the kitchen, and more!