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Horne Creek Living Historical Farm, Pinnacle

#73 of 96 in Historic Sites in North Carolina
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Horne Creek Farm is a historical farm in Pinnacle, Surry County, North Carolina. The farm is a North Carolina State Historic Site, and is operated to depict farm life in the northwest Piedmont area c. 1900. The site includes the late 19th century Hauser farmhouse, which has been furnished to reflect the 1900-1910 era, a well/wash house, smokehouse, tobacco curing barn, corncrib, fruit house and a reconstructed fruit and vegetable drying house. A visitor center includes exhibits, a gift shop and offices. The site is working to raise animal breeds that were bred in the early 20th century, and includes an apple orchard with about 800 trees of about 400 heritage apple varieties.Special events focus on farm life and techniques from the early 20th century, and include sheep shearing, corn shucking, ice cream socials, heritage crafts, music and pie baking.
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  • My family came here and no one was there when we visited. We had a picnic, there are multiple picnic tables to have one at. There's a little visitor's center, which looked nice, but wasn't open due to...  more »
  • We visited the Horne Creek Farm today and enjoyed a golf cart tour of the resorted home and grounds. We also got a tour of things belonging to the family in the gift shop. I especially enjoyed the ani...  more »
  • As frequent visitors to historic sites and natives of the North Carolina Piedmont, we weren't quite sure how we had missed going to Horne Creek before now. What a wonderful place! The farm is near the...  more »
  • It was interesting to see how a large family lived. The grounds include a visitor center with photos and artifacts, orchard, barn with a mule and ornery cow, and the family home. The staff were friendly and informative.
  • Been here many times. Very enjoyable experience every time I go.
  • Neat place to spend a few hours with your 3 year old grandkid. Lots of history and critters.
  • Wonderful Place. Friendly staff, fun animals, beautiful homestead, and educational!!
  • I've been coming here since I was a little girl, and nothing has ever changed! I love the friendly staff and the well maintained historical buildings of long ago. They keep everything neat and in great condition so all different generations can know what it was like to live in the 1800s. The food and entertainment during their festivals is very excellent as well!