Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Homeplace





The Homeplace, an 1850's interpretative center, is located near Dover, Tennessee, in the Land Between the Lakes recreational area.  I knew I was going to love it when I saw the quilts at the entrance.  Then, when we went inside, there were quilts sunning on the porch.



A tobacco farmer showed us his tools and explained the long process of caring for and harvesting tobacco.



They were sunning their mattresses on this hot summer day.



This worker patiently showed us how to care for oxen while fighting biting flies and gnats.








See the hallway that goes through the house?  We sat there and watched a worker make thread from fleece gathered from sheep grown on the farm.  Although it was a very hot day, there was a breeze and it was cool in the hallway.


Adult tickets are $5 each, but because we have a National Parks pass, it was $2.50 each.
Land Between the Lakes Recreational area is a great weekend trip.  If you go, check out nearby Paducah and Hopkinsville, Kentucky.