Visitors searching for a traditional family-oriented celebration should definitely visit the Homeplace 1850s Farm on the Fourth of July at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.
Celebrate Independence Day from 1-4pm on Monday, July 4, 2016 with races, skillet tossing, horse shoes, old-time music, toys, and games. Admission is $5 ages 13 and up; $3 ages 5-12; free for ages 4 and under, and includes all the day’s activities and programs.
“On the Fourth of July, the whole family can step back-in-time at the Homeplace and learn the history behind this important holiday as celebrated in the 1850s. Relive a time of political speeches and community-wide picnics. We welcome everyone to join us under the shade trees, have a cool slice of watermelon, and lend a hand making ice cream using a recipe from TheHomeplace History and Receipt Book. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to make a day of it.” – Charlotte Huggins, Interpreter at the Homeplace
The Homeplace 1850s Farm represents a two-generation family farm. Visitors mingle with interpreters clad in period attire going about their daily chores. Artifacts, restored historic structures, and traditional seasonal activities take visitors back-in-time to relive history before the American Civil War.
—- Download the Homeplace Gazette (PDF) for all the details! —-
To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.