In rural Huntersville lies a 52-acre historic cotton plantation that was home to multiple families from 1800 to 1865. The historic home and living history farm sits within the Latta Nature Preserve which also houses the Carolina Raptor Center. The house has been preserved to replicate the same aesthetics as in the early to mid-1800s, where Scotch-Irish immigrant James Latta and his family lived and worked. Take a self-guided tour of the grounds and get a feel for what life was like on the Latta farm for the Sample family, who later purchased the farm in the early 1900s. The farm and home offer a variety of experiences like annual events and reenactments, guided house tours and self-guided grounds tours, educational programs, camps and other special events.
Check out the various buildings that were used as the cook’s kitchen and smoke house. Annual events include battle re-enactments and seasonal events like the One Hundred Years of Christmas celebration. Various educational programs are offered that allow classes to get up close and personal with life at Latta.