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Settlement Day


November 9th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for a fun-filled day of hands on learning. Meet our Colonial Life Team and learn about the skills needed to survive in the early days of Walton County.

The first 50 children through the gate will receive a FREE flintnapped replica of a projectile point!

General Admission $6

Seniors (60+) $5

Children five and under FREE


Lunch available from Heaven’s Bounty BBQ




Hope to see you soon!


Archaeology Day


We can’t wait to see you at our first event this fall; Archaeology Day!

Join us on October 12th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  for a fun-filled day of archaeology, music, children’s games, and Abby the ArchaeoBus. Lunch will be available, too!

A Day in the 19th Century


Our Fall “A Day in the 19th Century” field trip season is beginning soon. We are proud to say that we had just over 3000 students visit us last spring!
The William Harris Homestead (circa 1825) was built around the time Walton County was formed (1818) from the sale of land from the Creek Indian Nation to the state of Georgia. The Homestead was farmed by the Harris family throughout the 19th century. The restored Homestead is uniquely situated to describe the different transition periods of the 19th century, using the history of the Harris family to “tell the tale”. The field trip consists of four units, where you will learn about the log-house and the family who lived there, outdoor life, the Civil War, the first settlers of our area, and Blacksmithing, before enjoying a Hayride through our woods and pastures. Our highly trained and knowledgeable staff bring the story to life!
Our heritage education program can be customized for homeschool groups, clubs, and adults, too!
To find out more about our field trip program, visit
Our 2019/2020 calendar is filling up fast! Email to schedule your school, homeschool group or club for a fun filled day of learning.

Mark Your Calendars Now!


Mark your calendars now!
Upcoming events at the homestead:

•Archaeology Day October 12, 2019

•Colonial Frontier/Settlers Day November 9, 2019

•Historic Christmas Food for Thought December 7, 2019 (tentative)

•Blacksmith Day March 21, 2020 (tentative)

•Primitive Skills Day May 2, 2020

Due to the overwhelming success of our Mushroom Foray last month, we are working closely with Andrew Minnick, of Authentic Primitive Skills, to add additional days!

Watch Facebook, Instagram, or our website at for more information coming soon!

Mushroom Foray


Lettuce Cooks!


Last week the William Harris Homestead participated in Lettuce Cook! A Garden to Table Summer Camp. The camp took place at the Field Garden and the Ag Center for most of the week and the William Harris Homestead on Thursday. While at the Homestead, campers learned about early food preservation and agriculture practices of the nineteenth century. The campers also learned about bees and beekeeping from Bold Springs Apiary and went on an herb walk led by Anne-Marie Bilella of Bella Vista Farm. The day was rounded out with crafts! Campers made a rosemary infused vingarette with rosemary from the Homestead’s herb garden, corn husk dolls, and kindness rocks.

Check out the Walton Wellness Instagram page for more information and pictures from Lettuce Cook!

Colonial Dames of America Luncheon


The Colonial Dames of America Georgia Piedmont Chapter XXXIII held one of their monthly meetings earlier in June at the William Harris Homestead. The Colonial Dames of America Georgia Piedmont Chapter XXXIII are huge supporters of the William Harris Homestead, and even adopted the Homestead as their chapter’s philanthropy project. The Colonial Dames are responsible for many of our interpretative signage, including the smokehouse and entrance signs.

We love The Colonial Dames Georgia Piedmont Chapter XXIII! 

Primitive Skills Day