Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Travel Tuesday: Latta Plantation

It was a pretty brief visit as we arrived near closing time, but it was worth the stop to see Latta Plantation on the northwest side of Charlotte, NC. They have a big Civil War re-enactment August 13-14th, and a Revolutionary War re-enactment September 3-4th, so if you going to be in the area, you should check it out. As I write this, they are running a Civil War camp experience for kids age 8-12, and other various period camps go through this month. Obviously it's too late now, but if this sounds interesting to you, there's always next year.

We had barely missed the last tour of the house, but there were several other things to see. The farm has a variety of animals, but don't touch them unless there's an employee helping.
I grew up near farms so I take it for granted and the kids are fascinated.

This row of structures stood out to us compared to other plantations we've seen. They are for drying tobacco, the slaughterhouse, and the well house.

On a corner sat a couple cabins that dated back before the Revolution- they had been transplanted from places in town. A small museum provided smaller artifacts and a place to sit in the a/c.

Unfortunately, there was a whole lot of nothing going on at that time on that day, but the website makes it look like a happening and very educational place. I wish we lived closer!

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