Community Garden
Feb
19
to Nov 30

Community Garden

Grow your own organic vegetables, herbs or flowers right here in the fenced garden behind the plantation house. Community garden plots will be accessible Mondays through Saturdays, 9 am - 5 pm and Sundays, 1 pm - 5 pm. Gardeners need to provide their own seeds, plants and tools. Water and a watering hose will be available for your use. Reserve your plot by clicking on the button below, then before you begin work on your garden, please stop by the Visitor Center to sign the agreement forms.

Each plot rental is $25.00.

Gardener Status
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 Basket Making Workshop
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Basket Making Workshop

Learn the basics of basket weaving and make a charming D-handle basket to keep. All the materials will be provided.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $30 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops or classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

SOLD OUT! Please call the museum to be placed on the waiting list at 704-875-2312.

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Advanced Basket Weaving
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Basket Weaving

Take your basket making to the next level. Learn to make a 12" wide by 7" high basket with a spiral base. Participants must have some prior basket weaving experience. All materials provided.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $45 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops or classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

A tisket, a tasket, grab your basket! The Latta Annual Easter Egg Hunt offers egg hunts organized by age groups: 1-3 , 4-6 and 7-10 years old. Eggs will be filled with surprises and dozens of special eggs will hold prizes for free family memberships, summer camp discounts, goodie-filled baskets and more.

The day includes photo opportunities with Baxter the Bunny, story-time, games, meeting the farm animals—there’s sure to be some lambs—and time to stroll through the house and grounds. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy a day of old-fashioned family fun.

Each child’s egg hunt ticket includes admission for ONE adult. Please check in at least 15 minutes before your scheduled hunt time.

Hunt Time & Age Group
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Celtic Festival “Outlander” After-Party
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Celtic Festival “Outlander” After-Party

Historic Latta invites Outlander fans to party like it’s 1743 in our charming, historic barn! Feast with costumed Scottish Highlanders and dance to live Celtic music with Tom Eure Band and Contentment is Wealth. Tickets include dinner from The Scottish Cottage, Slane Irish Whiskey tastings, a Scottish Country Dancing workshop, and local ale from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.

Costumes are welcomed! Special prizes for best “Claire” and “Jamie” costumes plus raffle prizes including: an autographed copy of Voyager courtesy of Diana Gabaldon, a 4-DVD collection of Outlander Seasons 1-3 courtesy of Outlander North Carolina, Historic Latta family memberships, Rural Hill Loch Norman tickets and more! There will also be a special Outlander photo booth.

Tickets pre-sale only: $30 | Rain or shine; Non-refundable

SOLD OUT!

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7th Annual Celtic Festival
Mar
16
to Mar 17

7th Annual Celtic Festival

This two-day historic celebration of all things Celtic includes: authentic music, traditional Irish & Scottish dancers, Celtic warriors, historic encampments, weavers, spinners, blacksmiths, food trucks, whiskey tastings, and a beer garden.

Dogs on a leash are allowed. Please bring baggies to clean up after them. Also, there is no ATM nearby, and we cannot guarantee that all vendors/food trucks will take cards, so please bring cash with you.

Admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors and students. Members and ages 5 and under, FREE.

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Kid's Open Hearth Cooking Workshop
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Kid's Open Hearth Cooking Workshop

Learn 19th century cooking techniques as you prepare a meal in the Latta kitchen. Participants will get to taste everything cooked in the workshop! This workshop is designed for kids aged 9 and over and is limited to 8 participants.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $25 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops or classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

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Beginner Knitting Workshop
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner Knitting Workshop

Learn the basics in this beginner knitting workshop and learn to knit a scarf and a kitchen scrubby. You’ll leave with a skein of yarn, a pair of needles and the knowledge of slip knot, knit stitch, purl stitch, how to read a pattern, and cast off. No experience necessary.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $25 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops and classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

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Open Hearth Cooking Workshop
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Open Hearth Cooking Workshop


Learn 19th century cooking techniques as you prepare a meal in the Latta kitchen. Participants will get to taste everything cooked in the workshop!

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $25 per person. Members receive your 10% discount by calling 704-875-2312 to register or stop by the museum. We are unable to offer refunds for workshops and classes unless the session is cancelled or rescheduled.

SOLD OUT! Please call the museum at 704-875-2312 to be added to the waiting list for the next class.

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Monthly Fiber Circle
Mar
7
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Fiber Circle

Calling all knitters, crocheters, weavers, quilters, spinners, and more. You’re invited to meet other fiber enthusiasts for a monthly fiber circle the first Thursday of each month. Bring your current projects to work on in an easy going atmosphere or simply come to learn more about the fiber arts.

This monthly gathering is free and open to the public.

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Monthly Cooking Guild
Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

Monthly Cooking Guild

Meet with other cooking enthusiasts for discussions and activities focusing on hearth cooking: how to research old recipes and read them; hearth cooking techniques and the utensils, pots and pans used; how to build the right fire for the types of food to be cooked; and the differences between types of wood.

Meetings are the first Monday of the month and are free and open to the public.


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Harriet Tubman: The Love in That Cabin
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Harriet Tubman: The Love in That Cabin

Experience spirited performing storyteller Carolyn Evans as she portrays moments from Harriet Tubman's life in this moving Histo-Drama about her life and work with the Underground Railroad. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP to secure your seat at 704-875-2312.

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Victorian Valentine Homeschool Day
Feb
14
10:00 AM10:00

Victorian Valentine Homeschool Day

Learn about 19th century Valentine’s Day traditions as you explore the circa 1800 Latta house and grounds. Demonstrations and activities will include baking in the kitchen, English country dancing, fan language, making valentines with quill pens, and more! 

Admission is $6 per person. Members and ages 4 and under, FREE

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Annual Seed Swap
Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Seed Swap

Join Historic Latta and Mecklenburg County Master Gardener Association for our first annual seed swap. Bring your extra seeds to share with other gardeners in the community. Plus, make your own garden journal and enter a raffle to win prizes. Refreshments will be served and there is no cost to participate. Call 704-875-2312 to reserve your spot!

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Monthly Fiber Circle
Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Fiber Circle

Calling all knitters, crocheters, weavers, quilters, spinners, and more! You’re invited to meet other fiber enthusiasts for a monthly fiber circle the first Thursday of each month. Bring your current projects to work on in an easy going atmosphere or simply come to learn more about the fiber arts. This monthly gathering is free of charge.

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Volunteer Fair
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Fair

Discover all the fun and unique ways to volunteer at Historic Latta Plantation! During this drop-in volunteer fair, you’ll take a tour of our beautiful, historic grounds and experience living history presentations. Current volunteers will be on hand to share their experience and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to save your spot at 704-875-2312

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Kid's Open Hearth Cooking Workshop
Jan
28
10:00 AM10:00

Kid's Open Hearth Cooking Workshop

Learn 19th century cooking techniques as you prepare a meal in the Latta kitchen. Participants will get to taste everything cooked in the workshop! This workshop is designed for kids aged 9 and over and is limited to 8 participants.
Pre-registration is required and the cost is $25 per person. Members receive a 10% discount. For members to receive your discount please register by calling 704-875-2312 or stop by Latta's Welcome Center.

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Beginner Crochet Workshop
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner Crochet Workshop

Learn the basics of crochet and make a 100% cotton farmhouse dishcloth to keep. Participants will also receive a crochet hook and instructions to keep for use in future projects. 

SOLD OUT! Please call the museum to be placed on the waiting list at 704-875-2312.

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Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Homeschool Day: Homesteading

Historic Latta is the original homestead! Come learn about self-sufficiency through agriculture, textiles, food preservation, craftwork, and more!

Details may vary, additional information TBA.

Admission: $6 per-person, Kids 4 & under are FREE

*Members are FREE *Groups welcome *Tickets sold at the door, no reservations required.

Pack a picnic to enjoy under our shade trees. 

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Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

Volunteer Fair

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer here at Latta, well here is the best opportunity!  We will be hosting a volunteer fair on August 4th from 12-3 pm to welcome all current, new, and potential volunteers.  The event will include an information session and a tour of the Historic Latta House, refreshments will also be served.

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Jun
2
to Jun 3

Civil War Reenactment

 

Chancellorsville:  The Prelude to Gettysburg

Civil War Battle Reenactment

At Historic Latta Plantation 

The Battle of Chancellorsville, VA took place from April 30 - May 6th 1863.  Union General Joe Hooker attempted to flank Robert E. Lee's army that was advancing down the Orange Turnpike.  However Lee and Stonewall Jackson decided to take aggressive action and march his troops around to the Union army's exposed flank.  His heavily outnumbered 60,000 troops took the Union army's 100,000 by surprise, the Union army was ultimately forced to retreat.  This is considered to be Robert E. Lee's greatest victory of the civil war.

Ongoing live demonstrations, the event will last from 10am-4pm each day.  Each day will  include an open house, self-guided tour of the living history farm, hourly demonstrations, exhibits, and more. Battles will be showcased daily on the front lawn of the plantation home. Pack your lawn chairs to use as you sit and watch the battle while enjoying a local beer from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, BBQ from Appalachian Smoke BBQand refreshments by Anna’s Sweet Treats. Bring cash for shopping with our sutlers and food vendors.

Event Schedule

Saturday

10:00  Infantry Weapons Demonstration

11:00   "Women's Life During the Civil War, Corneilia McDonald"

12:00  Artillery Demonstration

1:15     First Call

2:00   Battle: Jackson's Flank Attack at Chancellorsville

3:00   Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Demonstration

4:00   Event Ends

Sunday

10:00 Church Service

11:00  Infantry Demonstration

          "Women's Life During the Civil War, Corneilia McDonald

12:00 Artillery Demonstration

          Medical Demonstration

1:15    First Call

2:00  Chancellorsville, Flank attack on the 11th US Corps

4:00  Event Ends

 

Displays and Demonstrations include:

Blacksmithing

Cornelia McDonald  -  "A woman's story in the Shenandoah Valley during the War" portrayed by Beverly Pelcher

Sons of Union Veterans

Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire (Stonewalls Doctor) portrayed by Harry Sonntag

Set times for demonstrations have yet to be determined, please check back again here soon!

*Event schedule subject to change

Event notes:
Bring cash for food vendors and sutlers
Pack a chair for watching the battle
The main battle will occur at 2:00pm Saturday and 2:00pm Sunday, arrive early
No private tours on this day
Picnic tables and shade available on-site

Reservations are not needed. Tickets sold at the door with cash or credit. AAA and Military discounts avalible.

Admission is $9 for adults , $8 for senior citizens age 62 and up , $8 for students , children 5 and under are free.

Event location: Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, North Carolina 28078. 
704-875-2312 lattaplantation.org 

Disclaimer:  

Historical reenactments held on the premises of Latta Plantation may contain sensitive material. As an educational museum with the objective of teaching the past, it is our belief that we must know history in all its forms to prevent future atrocities that may be reminiscent of the past. We neither condone nor embrace hate groups, racism, or sexism at any of our events and we strive for an experience in which all attendees leave with a deeper understanding through living history and reenactments.

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