After visiting Hanging Rock State Park we decided to head over to Pilot Mountain State Park for a few hours before going to the hotel for the evening.
Instead……the GPS took us to this place – Horne Creek Living Historical Farm which is surrounded by the State Park but is not in fact, the Pilot Mountain State Park. Lol. We figured since we were there anyway and the kids could use a break from hiking – to check the place out.
According to the website “Once the Hauser family farm, Horne Creek enables visitors to experience farm life in North Carolina’s northwestern Piedmont circa 1900. The site features the family’s original farm house, a tobacco curing barn, a corn crib, adjacent fields under cultivation, and even a heritage apple orchard. Through programs ranging from old fashioned ice cream socials to an annual corn shucking frolic, Horne Creek Living Historical Farm provides a unique opportunity to learn about our rural past.”
Here are a few of the pictures – the kids loved that you could touch everything (unlike most museums).
We were slightly obsessed with the friendly sheep.
By the time we were done with this place it was too late to visit Pilot Mountain but we ended up with our passport stamp anyway because they keep them in the giftshop of the farm.
We took a few pictures from afar and plan to go another day.
Until the next adventure……….