Fodor's Expert Review Historic Latta Plantation

Greater Charlotte Historic Home

The last remaining Catawba River plantation open to the public, this living-history site interprets 19th-century farm life in North Carolina’s backcountry. James Latta, a traveling merchant, built the plantation’s Federal-style home in 1800 and soon became a cotton planter. According to family documents, the entire Latta family assisted with production on the 742-acre farm, but it would not have been possible to maintain the plantation without the back-breaking labor of more than 30 slaves. Today, visitors can tour the home as well as reconstructed slave quarters and a yeoman farmer’s home. Historically appropriate farm animals and special weekend programs, such as folk craft demonstrations, round out the experience.

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5225 Sample Rd.
Huntersville, North Carolina  28078, USA

704-875–2312

www.lattaplantation.org

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Rate Includes: $9, Closed Mon.

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