Historic Latta Plantation is a circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, located within Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. Tours of the Latta home are guided, and tours of the grounds are self-guided.
School groups are on site daily during the school year. When large groups are on site, visitors may be asked to join those groups in lieu of a guided house tour. During the months of September-May the first Guided House Tour will usually begin at 1:00. For more information on tour times, please see the Plan Your Visit page of our website or call ahead at 704-875-2312.
Closed on the following dates due to the holiday season (please note we are closed all Mondays throughout the year): November 27th & 30th, December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.
Civil War Winter Quarters January 3rd-4th (Sat.10am-4pm) (Sun.1pm-4pm)
Learn how Union and Confederate soldiers lived while in the battlefield during the winter months of the war, see demonstrations including encampment, cooking, and drilling. Learn of life back home on the home front as you tour the 215 year old Latta home. See an extensive Antebellum mourning exhibit and learn the superstitions surrounding death in the 1800's. Special event admission ($8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, Children 5 & Under Free).
Cultural Engagement Day January 10th (10am-2pm)
Enjoy Historic Latta Plantation, the last remaining cotton plantation along the Catawba River open to the public, for FREE! On January 10th only, the local Mecklenburg county Arts & Science Council will be sponsoring a day at no cost to the public. From 10am-2pm visitors will enjoy a self-guided tour of the plantation grounds, visit the exhibit hall, and chat with re-enactors as they demonstrate 18th century skills as well as Revolutionary War history. Admission is FREE to the public from 10am-2pm only.
World War II Living History February 7th & 8th, 2015Travel back in time to the European Countryside circa 1940's, without needing a passport or a time machine. The Latta grounds will take on a new identity as you meet both Allied and Axis forces. See original collections of period clothing, weaponry, military vehicles, literature, photographs, tents and much more. Also see a skirmish reenacting one of the many originally fought during The Battle of the Bulge . Special event admission ($8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, Children 5 & Under Free).
Sweetheart House Tours February 10th - 15th, 2015 Your Sweetheart is sure to enjoy a Guided House Tour with a sweet little twist. During this week each house tour will be accompanied by historical Valentines Day facts and love stories of the Latta family. See the courting window, courting candle, vintage Valentines cards and more! Learn how the holiday began and also enjoy a self-guided tour of the Plantation's grounds and outbuildings as well as the exhibit hall. All included in regular admission: $7 Adults, $6 Seniors/Students, Children under 5 are Free.