The Homeplace 1850s

The Homeplace 1850s Living History Farm
Melanie Cunningham

The Homeplace 1850s

Take a step back in time and experience what farm life was like in the mid-19th century.  The Homeplace 1850s is a living history farm with demonstrations, animals, gardens, crops, workshops and more.

 Interpreters work the farm during season, taking care of the farm animals - pigs, horses, sheep, mules, cows, chickens, etc. - and tend to the daily chores that were common before the Civil War era.

These hard-working interpreters often show how people made fences and shingles out of trees they cut.  They'll also demonstrate row cropping, gardening, tobacco curing, sewing, food preparation, sheep sheering and so much more.

Specific programs are offered on a daily basis during peak season, with something happening every weekend from March through November.  This is a great educational experience for people of all ages - from kids on up to older adults.