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4431 Neck Rd., Huntersville, 704/875-3113,

HOURS: Mon.-Fri. by appointment

COST: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children 6-17, free children under 5

Not much has changed at Rural Hill Farm since it was opened in 1766. There are eight original structures remaining on the 265-acre working farm, including a smokehouse, ash house, well house, barn, chicken shed, and the ruins of the original plantation home. The property was originally the estate of Major John Davidson and his wife, Violet Wilson Davidson, and called Rural Retreat. It was known as one of the jewels of the Catawba River Valley. Davidson served in the American Revolution and was one of the original signers of the Mecklenburg County Declaration of Independence. He was one of the major plantation owners in the United States and owned 26 slaves second only to the number of slaves owned by Thomas Polk and John Springs. Davidson is buried in the Rural Hill Burying Ground, a small cemetery on the property.

The first house on the property was a two-room log cabin. Over time, it was expanded to eight rooms. In 1788, a two-story Georgian mansion was built on the hill and hailed as one of the finest plantation homes in the area. The mansion was lost in a fire in 1886 and the original log cabin burned down in 1896. The remains of the log home are still on-site; a replica of the original plantation home has been built and is now a museum. Two original oneroom schoolhouses serve as educational interpretive centers of early American education. Rural Hill Farm hosts several special events, such as living-history demonstrations, sheepdog trials, the Scottish Festival, and Highland Games. There are numerous hiking trails and interpretive exhibits on-site.

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