Tours of the Historic Haile Homestead

by jc | Events,News



Tours of the Historic Haile Homestead
When Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10am – 2pm
Where 8500 SW Archer Rd (SR 24)
Gainesville, FL 32608
Age Range All Ages
Event Type Culture, Museums, Tours
Price $5, under 12 are free

In 1854 Thomas Evans and Serena Chesnut Haile moved their family from Camden, South Carolina to Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida. It is there they established a 1500-acre Sea Island cotton plantation they named Kanapaha. Completed in 1856 by enslaved craftsmen, the 6,200 square foot homestead stands today as one of the few remaining antebellum homes in North Central Florida. 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. On the National Register of Historic Places. Docent-led tours.