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“The heart of the matter”

Historic Rural Hill Farm
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Owner description: Rural Hill Farm is the historic homestead of Major John and Violet (Wilson) Davidson. John Davidson was an American officer serving in the Revolutionary War and a signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Rural Hill Farm established in 1760, is the oldest and largest public historic site in Mecklenburg County encompassing some 265 acres. It is also a center for the study of Scottish heritage and interpreting the Davidson plantation/farm (lasting six consecutive generations), providing historical, agricultural, and environmental programming.
Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
“The heart of the matter”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

How do I begin? This event was all about the money! Twenty dollars entrance fee plus an extra charge for using credit/debit cards. Apparently, air does not come cheap! Twelve dollars per child more to let them jump in the bounce house and to participate in small games. Pricey food of very poor quality with an extra long wait time. Over priced drinks. People must pay for a seat in the shade or sit in the strong sun away from the main game field. Port-a-johns were available to visitors who needed to take the long walk in order to get there. I was surprised they didn't charge for this necessity. There were many vendors and good music but this event is more about making a buck than it was about celebrating one's cultural heritage. The Scottish games at Grandfather mountain was much better in my opinion. I would not consider going back to this event next year without bringing my own cooler packed with water and snacks. In closing, don't forget to bring the lawn chairs!

Visited April 2014
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Charlotte NC
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58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“The Maize Maze was a fun way to spend a couple hours”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

It's a scavenger hunt that's a a lot of fun and good exercise...better exercise if you are bad a scavenger hunts. Everyone starts with an empty map and are sent out into the corn to find a dozen mailboxes that hold pieces of the map. All while carrying a tall flag to wave if you get into trouble. The orientation gives you everything you need to know to find your way out. There are volunteers stationed throughtout the maze in case you need to find the port-a-potty, water or the exit. To read about out whole experience check out JourneysByJill.com in the post Playing Tourist in Charlotte Day 3.

Visited October 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Corn maize made for an entertaining evening.”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We visited the Rural Hill Farm for the Corn Maize last weekend. It took about 90 minutes and was a complex maize, even for 5 adults. Without a few clues from the staff we would have been there much longer. Go at night for an even better time.

Visited October 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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174 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Maize was great”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Visited the Rural Hill Farm with a corporate outing recently, and they have earned my interest in returning throughout the year, as they offer more events. The Maize maze was challanging, and fun; however hot and long, so water, sun screen and a hat are a must if you go before October. There are tents and water stations throughout the maze. Great setup, and perfect for team building events. There are several other activities to participate in, like a kids maze. The maize maze took my group 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete, all 12 sections were found.

Visited September 2013
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North Carolina, United States
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“Maize Maze at Rural Hill”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Fun event every year. Family and groups make it more so. Great people run the place. Definite good time.

Visited October 2012
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