Historic Heartland / Monroe

William Harris Homestead

3636 Ga. Hwy. 11
Monroe, GA 30656

  • The William Harris Homestead, Circa 1825

The William Harris Homestead is an excellent example of the homes and plantations established in 1818. On the homestead, there is the log house, which was constructed around 1825. Built of oak timbers 6 inches by 8 inches, it followed the pattern of early Virginia architecture (Plantation Plain-type) and consisted of 1.5 stories, built high off the ground, using local fieldstones and hand-made bricks for the foundation, providing an ample cellar underneath. The outbuildings include a smokehouse made of fieldstones and homemade bricks, a corn crib, barn, wagon shed and shop. In the earliest days, a spring furnished water for the family. Open to the public the first and third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Homestead is also available by appointment.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Saturday: 10:00AM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $6

    Children, Age 3 and under Free

    Children, Ages 4 - 11 $4

    Seniors, Age 60 and over $5

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Gift Shop

    Guided Tours / Guide Available

    Party Facilities

    General Information


    Group Amenities


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

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