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Public Tours Resume on Saturday, July 18, 2020


Public Tours Resume on Saturday, July 18, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center will be resuming public tours on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Our operating hours will be 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased in person upon arrival, or online at our website. We can’t wait to see you at the William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center soon!

In keeping with Governor Kemp’s and the CDC recommendations, we encourage all visitors to practice social distancing and wear a mask. Our staff will also be following these guidelines.




Mad About Mushrooms


Mad about Mushrooms

Join us Saturday, August 1st 9-12 for a mushroom foray led by Andrew Minnick, of Authentic Primitive Living.
This foray will take a very slow paced roam through the forest, no more than a mile of total hiking, stopping frequently to address our findings. Our main quarry will be the Golden Chanterelles, but there will be dozens of interesting species to see and learn about! Guides will be available after the foray to chat about your finds. It’s sure to be a fun(gus) day!
Foray admission $10 (all ages) advance tickets suggested, limited quantities will be available at the gate. Tickets available at
Chanterelles are probably the most well known wild mushrooms. They’re sought after by chefs and foodies due to their delicate flavor, which some describe as “mildly peppery.”  Chanterelles bake well and retain their flavor after long cooking. Eggs, chicken, pork, and veal harmonize beautifully with them. Andrew enjoys a simple approach, he likes to fry his up in butter with a touch of olive or sunflower oil adding a dash of salt when they’re starting to get crispy on the edges.
**Closed toe shoes and appropriate clothing are recommended for the foray. Guests are encouraged to bring a basket (paper bags will be available), notebook, and a small pocket knife or scissors.
The log house and grounds are open to the public, from 10:00-2:00, for tours that day as well. Visit for tour and ticket information.
In keeping with the CDC and Governor Kemp’s recommendations, we highly suggest wearing a mask and practicing proper social distancing whilst on the mushroom foray and visiting the WHHM&EC

Phone Lines and Internet Down


Due to the storm on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 24, we currently are having phone line troubles at our offices at the William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center. If you need assistance or would like to contact us, please do so by either emailing us at or calling us at our temporary number, 678-975-1528.

Thank you and hope everyone is safe!

Hope to See You Soon!

Thank you for your continued support of the William Harris Homestead.

Unfortunately, due to the global health crisis surrounding COVID-19, we remain closed for Saturday public tours. We are working hard to ensure that our historic site is a safe place for our visitors and our staff alike, and are making plans to open to the public again in July.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Any advance tickets purchased will be honored through the end of the year.

We look forward to seeing you soon

William Harris Homestead Museum and Education Center Operations during COVID-19

For information about the William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center operations during COVID-19 please read the below statement. We hope you and your families are safe and well. We look forward to seeing you at the William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center again sometime soon!


Out of concern for the safety, health, and well-being of everyone, the William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center has made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone upcoming spring events and adjust our museum hours. Please see below for details.

  • Blacksmith Day, scheduled for March 21, has been postponed. We will keep you posted when a new date has been set.
  • Public tours and museum hours on the first and third Saturdays at the William Harris Homestead have been cancelled until further notice.
  • Our field trip program, “A Day in the 19th Century,” has been postponed through March 31. We have been in direct contact with the schools scheduled through March 31, and we will revaluate the situation at this date.

The William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center staff will still be able to respond to calls and emails in a timely manner.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support during these unprecedented times. The William Harris Homestead is a non-profit organization focused on serving as a cultural and educational center for the advancement of heritage, environmental, and agricultural scholarship. The support of our visitors, schools, Friends of the Homestead, and community is highly valued and is of the utmost importance. Revenue from our field trip program and special events play a large part in daily operations, and we hope for your continued support for the William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center during this time. Please visit our “Contribute Here” page on our website,, to learn more.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Open for Public Tours

March is here,  you know what means?
Not only is Spring just around the corner, but we are NOW OPEN for Public Tours on the first and third Saturday of each month!
Tours are also available by appointment.
Visit for ticket information.

Blacksmith Day

Join us for  “Blacksmith Day” on Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Our resident blacksmith, Doc Watson, will be on site with his apprentices to teach about the history of blacksmithing and demonstrate his skills at the forge and on the anvil. Tomahawk Hank and the Colonial Frontier Life Team will also be on site to teach about frontier skills. Spend the day enjoying hayrides, craft demonstrations, and celebrate spring at the Homestead!
General Admission: $6.00 | Seniors (60 years+): $5.00


Event Postponed – New Date to be Announced Soon! Building A Bridge to the Future Fundraiser



Purchase tickets online at

Check or cash accepted via mail or in person prior to event, Contact for more information

Winter Hours


The William Harris Homestead is closed to the public from January to March. Our final event for the year is Christmas Food for Thought on December 7th. Our final day for 2019 is Saturday, 12/21.

We will reopen for public tours on Saturday March 7th, 2020.

For more information please contact

Giving Tuesday


What is Giving Tuesday?

Celebrated on the Tuesday following U.S. Thanksgiving, and fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, GivingTuesday inspires millions of people across the globe to show up and give back to causes and issues that matter to them. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches every person on the planet. GivingTuesday takes place on December 3, 2019 this year.

GivingTuesday harnesses the generosity of millions of people around the world to support the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. We believe the movement will become the first global day of giving and a year-round platform for strengthening civil society.