Community Garden
May
31
to Jan 7

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.

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Monocacy: The Battle That Saved Washington
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Monocacy: The Battle That Saved Washington

This Civil War living history event focuses on the role North Carolina regiments played in the battle that was a victory for the South but resulted in saving the Union capital. Infantry, cavalry and artillery demos with 100 reenactors. Visit the period encampments and with sutlers. Hear from the wife of General Stonewall Jackson and other historical figures. Kids can learn military drills. Enjoy live music, food, beer and a tavern talk with free rum drink tastings. And of course the Battle Reenactment each day at 2 pm.

Bring your lawn chairs. Leashed dogs allowed, but please be aware there will be loud cannon fire.

Admission: $10 Adults, $9 Seniors/Students. Members and ages 5 and under, free.

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Advanced Knitting Workshop
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Advanced Knitting Workshop

Take your knitting skills up a stitch. In this advanced knitting workshop, you’ll learn more complicated techniques and receive personalized instruction. Basic knitting knowledge is 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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 Basket Making Workshop
Jun
15
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. Limited to 10 participants.

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.

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Tai Chi at the Plantation
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi at the Plantation

Come participate in a Tai Chi flow class on the grounds of Historic Latta Plantation led by Sifu Dale Guadagna, Head Instructor at Lake Norman Tai Chi Center. Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese Martial Art, is a unique form of "moving meditation" that calms your mind, relaxes your body, and strengthens your spirit. Much of Tai Chi is practiced slowly and gently, ideal for people of all ages and health conditions. This is a guided class incorporating dynamic warm-ups, Qigong exercises, Tai Chi movements, and Meditation.


Sifu Dale Guadagna has over 20 years of Tai Chi experience and almost 10 years of Tai Chi teaching experience. His philosophy is simple: Each and every student is capable of a high level of mastery of the arts, no matter what their skill level. For more information about Tai Chi and Sifu Dale visit https://LakeNormanTaiChi.com or call (704) 900-3005.

The cost of the class is $10 per person. No minimum age, but children should be able to actively participate. Summer classes are June 15, July 20, August 17 and September 21.

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239th Anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte
Aug
31
to Sep 1

239th Anniversary of the Battle of Charlotte

Join us for our annual Revolutionary War weekend and experience the Battle of Charlotte with historic encampments and a battle each day. Learn why Charlotte was called “The Hornet’s Nest of Rebellion.” Visit the oldest log cabin in Mecklenburg County which stood in the very spot Lord Cornwallis’ army attempted to siege Charlottetown.

10am-4pm both days with a battle reenactment at 2pm

Admission: $10 Adults, $9 Seniors/Students. Members and ages 5 and under, free.

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Spring Homeschool Day
May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Homeschool Day

For nature lovers and those who simply love educational fun, our Spring Homeschool Day is meant for you. You’ll get to watch a sheep being shorn, visit with our farm animals, meet special visitors from the Carolina Raptor Center, learn about natural dyes and more.

Admission is $6. Members and ages 4 and under, free.

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Monthly Cooking Guild
May
6
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 usually the first Monday of the month and are free and open to the public. Cooking guild is on hiatus until September.


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Kid's Open Hearth Cooking Workshop
Apr
28
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:

  • Sausage with Apples & Brown Sugar

  • Green Peas with Mint

  • Cucumbers, Squash & Onions

  • A Scrumptious Dessert TBD

This workshop is designed for kids aged 9 and over and is limited to 8 participants.

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $30 per child. 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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Open Hearth Cooking Workshop
Apr
27
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:

  • Rotisserie Chicken with Stuffing

  • Roasted Onions & Potatoes

  • Cucumbers, Squash & Onions

  • Mushroom Ketchup

  • Hearth Bread

  • Almond Puffs

Pre-registration is required and the cost is $40 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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Annual Easter Egg Hunt  SOLD OUT
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Easter Egg Hunt SOLD OUT

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 30 minutes before your scheduled hunt time. This event is rain or shine. All ticket purchases final.

Hunt Time & Age Group
Hunt Time & Age Group
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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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Monthly Fiber Circle
Apr
4
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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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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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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