On The Road: Latta Plantation

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WBTV) - This week's adventure takes us to one of the few remaining rural areas in Mecklenburg County.

The Historic Latta Plantation was home to one of Mecklenburg's wealthiest plantation owners. James Latta built his home in 1800 and by 1820 it was a flourishing cotton plantation.

Now, the home and it's surrounding areas are up for year-round visiting. You can check out the original house the Latta family lived in as well as some of the original furnishings. You can sprawl the estate and check out a real working farm complete with horses, mules, pigs, chickens and cows.

It costs just $7 for adults and $5 for students.

Latta also offers summertime farm camps for kids and young adults to get a hands on experience working with animals.

For more information, check out www.lattaplantation.org