Annual Homestead Holidays

Stroll through the 1856 plantation home decked out in an array of traditional greenery and Victorian finery – with a Wild Bird theme. Docents in Victorian costume! See the Homestead’s famous “Talking Walls.” Enjoy live holiday music performed by young musicians. Free horse & carriage rides! Sip some hot cider as you browse a selection of home-baked goodies, and special holiday ornaments. Funded in part by Visit Gainesville/Alachua County. Proceeds benefit Historic Haile Homestead Inc., the 501c3 non-profit that operates the Homestead. For more information call 352-336-9096 or see or