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The Homeplace Exploration



Posted September 27, 2004

The hazy plume of smoke drifting lazily from the smoke house, home made quilts hung out to air on peaceful porches, a man splits wood as a woman kneads bread by a slow-burning fire, a cat wakes from it's nap and meows a welcome.  All these and more greet you as you step through the pages of time at The Homeplace. 

The farm, nestled in Pryor Hollow Tennessee, is composed of 16 log buildings, 14 of which were original and moved from within 10 miles of the Homeplace.  Originally a part of a Revolutionary War land grant, The Homeplace is now a working history farm that educates people about life in the mid-19th century.  The farm produces corn, tobacco, sheep and hogs. Don't be surprised if the men  ask you to lend a hand with the walking plow or mending a fence. 

The Homeplace is also one  of an association of living history museums around the country that is preserving  rare plants and animals.  The historic breeds of domestic animals that live here are considered endangered species. When you visit the farm, you will find it's residents going about the chores that would have to be done daily during this time period. 

This is an experience that truly cannot be missed if you are planning at trip to Land Between the Lakes.  The young and young at heart will enjoy the interaction with the residents and animals of The Homeplace and the opportunity to become a part of living history.

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Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between The Lakes offer a unique vacation experience for everyone! Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley collectively is the largest body of water between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. Here you can enjoy fishing, boating, hunting, eating at great restaurants, and experiencing the numerous attractions of the Land Between The Lakes. The region is located just eight hours from Chicago, three hours from St. Louis and six hours west of the Smoky Mountains.