Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation

Historic Haile Homestead, Inc. (HHH) is a not-for-profit organization that maintains a historic house and site as a museum to interpret Florida plantation life in the 19th century.   


Contact: (352) 336-9096, hailedocent@yahoo.com

Address: 8500 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL, 32608

Mailing address: 4941 SW 91st Terr. Suite 101, Gainesville, FL, 32608

Who they are: The goals of the Historic Haile Homestead are to educate visitors about the cultural, social, and economic issues of the time era through the architecture and history of the site and house. 

What YOU can do to help: Volunteer docents/tour guides are needed at the Historic Haile Homestead. Volunteer docents are historical interpreters at the museum who provide information and give tours for visitors. Docents have to go to three training sessions and also meetings each quarter.  Docents must commit to volunteering 4 hours each month, including coming one Sunday or Saturday each month.  Docents must attend special events at the Homestead. Docents are required to be members of Historic Haile Homestead, Inc. (minimum $20 donation). On-going training is held throughout the year. The dates of the training depend on the participants’ schedules. If you are interested in volunteering as a docent, call for more information or to register for training. You can also fill out the contact form on their website. You will be contacted when there is enough people to start new training sessions.