Horne Creek Farm

Farm Life – Agriculture

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.

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NC Field and Family magazine article

Horse and Child

Upcoming Events

  • May 16:
    Lee Calhoun

    Saturday, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Lee Calhoun is regarded as one of the nation's foremost figures in apple conservation. On Saturday, he will be at Horne Creek Living Historical Farm to discuss the importance of apples to the South's agrarian heritage, the establishment of the Southern Heritage Apple Orchard and many of the heirloom varieties that are preserved in it. The day will begin with a presentation on the history of apples, a discussion of his book, Old Southern Apples: A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts, and will conclude with a tour of the orchard which he and his wife were instrumental in helping establish. Autographed copies of his book will be available for $75.00. The book together with an heirloom tree from the orchard will be $100.00. For information: 336-325-2298.

Horne Creek Farm Information

Contact Us

Horne Creek Farm
308 Horne Creek Farm Road
Pinnacle, N.C. 27043
Phone: (336) 325-2298
Fax: (336) 325-3150
Email: hornecreek@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday--9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and most major holidays.


No fees except for events sponsored by Horne Creek Farm's support group (nominal fees). Donations are accepted and appreciated.

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