We drove out to this Florida cotton plantation last weekend for their holiday event.
It was a beautiful day and the house was decked out in natural splendor.
They used fresh greenery all through the house
and every window had a beautiful wreath.
The 6,200 sq.ft. home was completed in 1856 and the homestead was once a 1,500-acre Sea Island cotton plantation. (I know, it’s not what you expect in Florida!)
All of the people there were volunteers and they were dressed in period dress
and so helpful and friendly.
We had a wonderful afternoon and learned a lot, too.
My new banner was a photo taken there.
And don’t you love these sweet stockings?
They had 12 boys and 2 girls in this big family. (they lost one girl before they moved there)
For more information about the Haile Homestead click HERE.
Don’t you love to learn more about the history of our country and the area you live in?
I’m joining Sundays in my City.