Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation. In 1854 Thomas Evans and Serena Chesnut Haile moved their family from Camden, South Carolina to Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida. Their 6,200 sq ft home was built by 56 enslaved laborers. The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls." For a reason lost to time, the Haile family wrote on the walls of their home - over 12,500 words in almost every room and closet! Come visit us this weekend and see this gem of history, frozen in time - let the walls speak to you of joys and sorrows of more than a century ago.
Tours offered: Saturday 10 am- 2 pm | Sunday 12 pm- 4 pm
Easter Weekend, April 16th & 17th
Memorial Day Weekend, May 28th & 29th
July 4th Weekend, July 2nd & 3rd
8500 Archer Road, Gainesville, FL, 32608