House Tours

Site tours include an optional 15 minute introductory video, a guided tour of the plantation home, and self-guided tour of the grounds and outbuildings.

Tuesday-Saturday (10am-5pm) -Last Entry at 4:00 pm
Guided House Tours: 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm
Please note that tour times during the week may vary due to large school groups during the months of September-May, on most school days the first Guided House Tour will begin at 1:00. 

Sunday (1-5pm) -Last Entry at 4:00 pm
Guided House Tours: 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm

CLOSED ON MONDAYS & All Major Holidays




Admission Prices

Regular House Tour and Self-Guided Grounds Tour

$9.00 Adults
$8.00 Seniors (62+) 
$8.00 Students
Children ages 5 and under FREE
Members FREE

Tar heel Tour

Learn about the back-country of North Carolina, the 'tar heel state', and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour. With a clothed interpreter you will take an intimate tour of the plantation home, cooks kitchen, smoke and well house, and reconstructed slave cabin. Only 10 people per tour and by reservations only. Call for availability at 704-875-2312.  $12 Per-person, Children 5 and under are FREE Tar heel Tours are not available on Sundays.

Special Events

Guided Hourly House Tours nor Tar Heel Tours are available on special event days. Check out the Upcoming Event calendar of this website to see what exciting events are scheduled.

We accept cash, check, and credit card in the Latta Visitor's Center (special event pricing may differ)
Effective January 1, 2014, we are required by state law to charge a State Entertainment Tax on admission and memberships. We are sorry for the inconvenience but there will be a 7.25% state tax on admission to the site.

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Fall Homeschool Day: Homesteading 101

October 16, 2018 (10am-2pm) Homesteading is back in style!  Join us as we bridge the gap between early American homesteading and today’s trend.  Demonstrations and timed presentations will include backyard chicken keeping, cool weather crops, food preservation, wash day, farm animals, children’s chores, and more.  Admission is $6 per person, ages 4 and under free. Tickets available at event.

Victorian Christmas

November 23-24, 2018 (10am-5pm) Step into an 1860s Christmas as you stroll through the plantation house, grounds, and outbuildings. Live Christmas music and local artisans with items for sale will be in the carriage barn. Stay all day and enjoy a hot meal from the food vendors. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students, ages 5 and under, and members, free. Tickets available at event.

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Christmas tours by candlelight

December 1 & 8, 2018 Join us for a Christmas themed tour of the plantation house by candlelight. The tour will conclude with hot cider and cookies by the fire in the plantation kitchen. Tours are at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $15 per person

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A homeschool christmas

December 6, 2018 (10am-2pm) Learn about early American Christmas traditions in the Latta house, smell Christmas open hearth Christmas baking in the kitchen, and visit the farm animals.  Children can make a Christmas craft to keep.  Admission is $6 per person, ages 4 and under, and members, free. Tickets available at event.

old fashioned christmas tea

December 8-9, 2018 (2-4pm) Celebrate Christmas in Mecklenburg’s oldest log cabin!  Learn about 19th century Christmas traditions, enjoy hot tea and sweet treats, and make a Christmas craft.  Pre-registration is required and the cost is $30 per pair ($10 for additional guests.)

Historic Latta Plantation is a circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm located within the Latta Nature Preserve in Huntersville, NC.  Tours of the Latta home are guided, and tours of the grounds are self guided.

Historic Latta Plantation is a 52 acre living history site nestled in the midst of the 1,343 acre Latta Plantation Nature Preserve.  Mountain Island Lake (formed by the Catawba River) surrounds the site to the north, south, and west.  In addition to the plantation home, eleven outbuildings offer visitors a glimpse of life in North Carolina from 1800 to 1865.  Over the years, this house has been a home to many people.  The Latta family lived here from 1800 to the late 1830s.  In 1853, the Sample family purchased the home and lived there until 1922, renaming the plantation 'Riverside' because of its proximity to the Catawba River.  The site is now used as an educational and entertainment purposes featuring farm animals, guided house tours, school programs, workshops, camps, re-enactments, and special events. 

James Latta was a Scots-irish immigrant who came to the United States in 1785.  Before settling in North Carolina, he was a traveling merchant, going up and down the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia to this region of the Carolinas.  He made a nice living as a merchant and started buying land, then built his house on the land in 1800.


Historic Latta Plantation is 12 miles northwest of Charlotte, NC.

(see Google Map at the bottom of the page)

Traveling north on I-77: 
Take Exit 16B, Sunset Road West. Follow Sunset Rd. West until the second light and turn right onto Beatties Ford road. Proceed north for 4.8 miles until you reach Sample Road (directly across from Hopewell Presbyterian Church). Turn left on Sample Road. Continue on this road, through the park until you reach the back of the park. Latta Plantation is on your right. 

Traveling south on I-77:
Take Exit 23, Huntersville. Turn right off the exit to Gilead Road. Take the third left, McCoy Road. At the stop sign, turn right on Beatties Ford Road. Turn left onto Sample Road. Stay on Sample Road until you reach the back of Latta Plantation Park. The plantation house itself is on your right.

Using your GPS? Physical Address: 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
This will take you to the entrance of the park. Stay on Sample Road until you reach the back of Latta Plantation Park. The plantation house itself is on your right.