Back of the Big House Event

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Back of the Big House Event



  • 5225 Sample Road
    Huntersville NC 28078


Learn about the African American experience on a North Carolina backcountry plantation. Food historian Clarissa Clifton will return to Latta Plantation to discuss slave society through food. She will use food to show the various levels of slave society in back of the big house. Clarissa Clifton will discuss the similarities and differences between house, skilled and field slaves. Suky Latta will be of particular focus as she was the real life cook for Jane Latta during the early 1800s.

Admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, ages 5 and under free

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35° 21' 17.8488" / Longitude: -80° 55' 50.3826"


5225 Sample Road Huntersville NC 28078

Special Directions:

Traveling north on I-77:
Take Exit 16B, Sunset Road West. Follow Sunset Rd. West until the second light and turn right onto Beatties Ford road. Proceed north for 4.8 miles until you reach Sample Road (directly across from Hopewell Presbyterian Church). Turn left on Sample Road. Continue on this road, through the park until you reach the back of the park. Latta Plantation is on your right.

Traveling south on I-77:
Take Exit 23, Huntersville. Turn right off the exit to Gilead Road. Take the third left, McCoy Road. At the stop sign, turn right on Beatties Ford Road. Turn left onto Sample Road. Stay on Sample Road until you reach the back of Latta Plantation Park. The plantation house itself is on your right.

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