Ayr Mount (c. 1815) is a hidden gem off the Old Indian Trading Path. Plantation home to merchant William Kirkland of Ayr, Scotland. Considered one of the finest Federal-era residential structures in the Piedmont region and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guided tours at $12 per person highlight area history, family stories, the extraordinary architecture and surrounding landscapes. Interiors include many original Kirkland objects, museum-quality furniture and period decorative arts by Duncan Phyfe. Walk the mile-long trail called "Poet's Walk." Site gates for grounds and Poet’s Walk open 9 am daily, while closing times vary throughout year. See Christmas in the Ayr classic holiday decorations using freshly cut evergreen, flowers, holly, magnolia and naturals during tours Dec 1-15. Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat at 11 AM and Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun at 2 PM.

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