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Latta Plantation

5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
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Ranked #5 of 16 Attractions in Huntersville
Type: Farms, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Frederick, MD
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We've toured a lot of plantations and grand homes in the South, but I would have to say this was not on the usual scale that we visit. Not much to see. I was disappointed in this facility and we only stayed about 30 minutes.

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Vancouver, Washington
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91 reviews 91 reviews
38 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The Latta Plantation is not what many picture as the sprawling, large southern plantation house. Instead it is a working farm/homestead. It is small enough to easily explore in an hour or two. Do time it for a tour of the inside of the house, although the out buildings are interesting as well.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I visited the Latta Plantation not knowing what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised - the Tour of the house was delivered by a guide who was well informed and very enthusiastic about the family and their history - he conveyed the story of the family and how they lived there, their servants, daily chores and running of the... More

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Salisbury, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Interesting historical place, we very much enjoyed the tour and have stopped back several times for the delicious local honey. I really enjoy the small local faires they do during the year and wish they would have more or even a craft fair.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I live in Charlotte and we enjoy hiking. We recently purchased a book entitled "Best Hikes Near Charlotte" by Jennifer Pharr Davis. Latta Plantation is listed as one of the places to hike so we decided to check it out. The place is easy to get to and parking is free. There are four trails in 2... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is a neat place to go, it is such a beautiful park and the old homestead is really neat. They have special events from time to time, the day we went there there was nothing special going on but we still had a good time! Be sure to visit the raptor center while you're there.

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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My sister wanted to see a plantation while we were in Charlotte and had limited time. We Googled and found the Latta Plantation. Not your typical plantation, but loaded with lots of history and charm. For a nominal fee, they provide a guided tour of the house and the history that went along with it which was so interesting. The... More

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North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Having visited many historic places throughout the US, I expected more for the money. Simple re-enactments and storytellers would have added so much to this place. It's nice that they are attempting to keep history alive and well. Hopefully new management will work on improving it.

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Camden, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The whole plantation was a very good area but we were there on a Sunday and the plantation was supposed to be open but it was not. We walked down to the small fishing pier through the picnic area. There were a grazillion little inch worms hanging from the trees who got on us and all over the car in... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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162 reviews 162 reviews
26 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A introduction movie and tour of the house are included in the fee. The woman showing the home was very informative and passionate as she told the history of the plantation home (you could tell she loved this volunteer position). Note - no pics allowed in the home. The other buildings on the site gave insight into how the slaves... More

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