Monday, April 3, 2017

Horne Creek Farm

A few weeks ago my two toddlers and I packed a picnic lunch and headed up to Pinnacle NC. We visited the historic Horne Creek Farm. Between the breath-taking views, as you make your ascent up to the farm and the beautiful landscape full of rustic farms, tranquil grazing horses and tobacco barns, its easy to see why we will remember this adventure for a while!

As we came closer to the farm the views became unbelievable. I stopped off the road 4 different times to stop and take in the sights! You can see Pilot Mountain off in the near distance making this drive its self worth the trip!

Once we arrived at the farm we made our way into the large visitors center. The center is divided into two sections. One side had many local goods for sale like pickled veggies, honey, canned fruit and candy as well as "old fashion" children toys and trinkets. On the other side of the center we found a living history museum full of real artifacts, photos, clothing and furniture all found in and around the original farm.
The staff warmly welcomed us and gave us a brief understanding into the farm and Hauser family. 
Our "tour guide" personally took an hour out of her day to walk us around the farm. She explain daily life as the Hauser family knew it to be back in the turn of the century. The house and barns had been restored back to the original era, it was literally like walking back to 1898 as soon as you set foot on the property. 

I appreciated the passion and hospitality of the staff at Horne Creek. They literally made the experience so special!

After touring the farm house, exploring the animal barns and asking a thousand questions to our guide we made our way back up to the visitors center where we ate our picnic lunch outside. I loved seeing my children venture around the farm. I am a firm believer in kids being kids, so getting them out and encouraging exploration of creation is so healthy for their little souls!

If your local to the Piedmont area or even live further out this beautiful living piece of history is well worth your time. They offer many weekend activities as well as special seasonal events and hands on festivals for the whole family. Admission is free and donations are appreciated. You can find more information on their website or on their Facebook page!

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