The Homeplace 1850 is a living, working historical farm located in Pryor Hollow near the old community of Model, TN, now a part of LBL. One of the most popular attractions in the Land Between the Lakes, the Homeplace 1850 features real people working on the farm doing various activities.
The land where the Homeplace is now located actually dates back to the Revolutionary War. At least 40 acres of this land was deeded out to John Colants, who then turned it over to William Pryor on December 1, 1808. That is where the name "Pryor Creek", "Pryor Bay, and "Pryor Hollow" all came from. The land was farmed through the next two centuries.
The general LBL area was known as "Between the Rivers" due to the close proximity of the Tennessee River and the Cumberland River (now Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, respectively). The Ohio River and Mississippi Rivers are also located within 50 miles of the area. This was very important because the primary mode of transportation in those days were rivers. They really didn't have roads back then.
Today, 14 of the 16 on-site log cabins are the original (relocated from within 10 miles of the area) homes built through the 19th century. When one visits the Homeplace 1850, they will step back in time with this living, working historical farm. It is a must-see for all visitors, young and old.
A small admission charge applies. For more information contact LBL at 1-800-LBL-7077.