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“Latta Plantation” 5 of 5 stars
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Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
704-875-2312
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: This plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Tomball, Texas
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“Latta Plantation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I truly enjoyed visiting the plantation and checking the grounds. One of the most unique things I found on the tour were the ship sails which were used to decorate the floor. They are original to the house and in truly great condition. This is the only plantation I have seen these in and I had done several tours in Louisiana.

The house is in fantastic condition and a lot of work has been done to recreate the buildings surrounding the home to show the original layout. This location also is very close to nature trails, a lake and the Carolina Raptor Center.

Tours are held hourly and a short video in the Gift Shop shares the history of the home as well as the families that lived there. They also have several items on display which really add to the tour so I would recommend taking a few minutes to make that your first stop.

Visited June 2013
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Eugene, Oregon
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“Excellent!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We visited this 1800's plantation and thoroughly enjoyed it. Well worth the price of admission. The guide that gave us the tour of the house was very informative and pleasant. We were then able to walk around the grounds for a self-guided experience. I would highly recommend this for an afternoon.

Visited June 2013
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Omaha, NE
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“Interesting History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The day that we visited was very sunny. There were several classrooms of elementary age students visiting at the same time so the tour was geared more to that age group. I have often expected the southern plantations to resemble Tara from "Gone With the Winds," but this one dispelled that stereotype. The history behind this plantation helped educate me as to the Carolina gentry. The grounds were well kept, and as close to authentic as possible in modern times, complete with farm animals and gardens. This day they were a little short on staff but those who were working were terrific when asked a question or demonstrating a skill. I would encourage those who enjoy southern history to make a stop at Latta Plantation. You won't be disappointed with what you find.

Visited May 2013
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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“Latta Plantation worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We visited on a week day. Not many folks there except some kids on a school outing. There are several buildings to tour and farm animals to see that kids might like. If you don't go with a group or on a weekend when they are demonstrating the crafts there is not much activity going on. They do have a 15 minute video about the history of the plantation that is educational. Just a nice place to stroll and think about what it must have been like for the plantation families back in the day. This park also includes a Raptor Center, Nature Center and horseback riding trails.

Visited May 2013
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Morehead City, Nc
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“Beautiful and Educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We visited this attraction on a day, when they were having a Living History event. It was very interresting. There were reenactors from the Civil War and Revolutionary War as well as spinners, weavers and cooks, etc.. We took the self guided tour. Tours of the main house are usually given every 30 minutes, but there was no schedule on this special day. It was fun to see food being cooked in huge fireplaces in the kitchen house and another building on the property. It was neat to see the farm animals also. There were 2 hogs, goats, a donkey, a cow and some sheep. This site it located out in the country and there are other activities available in the area such as canoeing, camping and horseback riding. The Carolina Raptor Center, which cares for injured birds is near by, so you may want to visit there also.

Visited May 2013
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