Rural Hill Farm
Home of Major John Davidson, American patriot and signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, this 265 acre historic farm hosts a variety of special events, including the Loch Norman Highland Games. The site is open for self guided tours, educational programs, and walking trails. Museum Gift Shop is on site.

4431 Neck Road
Huntersville NC 28070
Phone: 704-875-3113
Hours: Open: Monday-Saturday 9 AM- 5PM Closed: Sunday Also Closed: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Fees: Admission charged.
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Upcoming Events for Rural Hill Farm

The Amazing Maize Maze
08/26/06-10/13/06 (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun) Each even numbered year we plant a field of corn which miraculously turns into a fascinating seven acre maze of corn! A historical or related theme to Rural Hill is carefully chosen for each maze. This is a great opportunity for families to work together in exploring and solving the clues to make it through the maze. Consider bringing your neighbors out and challenge them to see who can get through the maze first!

October, 13, 2006      10 am - 5 pm


12th Annual Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials
Bring your family and friends and even your dogs out to Rural Hill to witness more than 75 Border Collies compete!

November, 3, 2006      


12th Annual Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials
Bring your family and friends and even your dogs out to Rural Hill to witness more than 75 Border Collies compete!

November, 4, 2006      


12th Annual Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials
Bring your family and friends and even your dogs out to Rural Hill to witness more than 75 Border Collies compete!

November, 5, 2006      


1760 Carolina Thanksgiving
In celebration of the Thanksgiving season Rural Hill hosts a 1760 style Thanksgiving living history event of the Colonial era which includes skilled craftsmen and artisan demonstrations and militia soldiers performing various drills and maneuvers. Other activities to see are 18th century children’s games, musket firing demonstrations and open hearth Colonial style cooking, which the ladies will be preparing an actual Thanksgiving dinner. One of the premiere demonstrations of the weekend is an actual log cabin raising, which volunteers work throughout the Fall to construct by hand. The log cabin is auctioned off typically in November by a charitable organization known as a One Special Christmas.

November, 18, 2006      


1760 Carolina Thanksgiving
In celebration of the Thanksgiving season Rural Hill hosts a 1760 style Thanksgiving living history event of the Colonial era which includes skilled craftsmen and artisan demonstrations and militia soldiers performing various drills and maneuvers. Other activities to see are 18th century children’s games, musket firing demonstrations and open hearth Colonial style cooking, which the ladies will be preparing an actual Thanksgiving dinner. One of the premiere demonstrations of the weekend is an actual log cabin raising, which volunteers work throughout the Fall to construct by hand. The log cabin is auctioned off typically in November by a charitable organization known as a One Special Christmas.

November, 19, 2006      


Tartan Day
In recognition of the contributions made by the Scots and the Scotch-Irish to the development of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in March, the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners issued a resolution proclaiming April 6 as Tartan Day and April as Scottish Heritage Month in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

April, 6, 2007      


Loch Norman Highland Games
The Loch Norman Highland Games, held each April on the slopes of Historic Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville, North Carolina, are one of the premiere events held in the metro Charlotte area. The Loch Norman Highland Games celebrates the heritage and culture of the Scottish immigrants who built Mecklenburg County and the Carolinas. It is one of the largest weekend events in the Lake Norman area attracting some 10-15,000 visitors and participants each year

April, 20, 2007      


Loch Norman Highland Games
The Loch Norman Highland Games, held each April on the slopes of Historic Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville, North Carolina, are one of the premiere events held in the metro Charlotte area. The Loch Norman Highland Games celebrates the heritage and culture of the Scottish immigrants who built Mecklenburg County and the Carolinas. It is one of the largest weekend events in the Lake Norman area attracting some 10-15,000 visitors and participants each year

April, 21, 2007      


Loch Norman Highland Games
The Loch Norman Highland Games, held each April on the slopes of Historic Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville, North Carolina, are one of the premiere events held in the metro Charlotte area. The Loch Norman Highland Games celebrates the heritage and culture of the Scottish immigrants who built Mecklenburg County and the Carolinas. It is one of the largest weekend events in the Lake Norman area attracting some 10-15,000 visitors and participants each year

April, 22, 2007      


Spirit of the Hornets Nest
Join us for the weekend as we recreate the events of the Battle of Cowan's Ford which took place during that important time in America's struggle for Independence. You will have the opportunity to walk through the camps and experience the sites and smells of camp life in both British and American armies. Visit with the soldiers and find out what life was like as a soldier in the army in 1781. There will be plenty of activities and exhibits for everyone to enjoy which will include: Colonial Games Student Militia Craftsmen and Artisans (Blacksmithing, basket making, candle making, cooking, weaving, carpentry) Colonial Merchandise Vendors Guest Speakers and Book Signings Rural Hill Farm-Museum and Exhibits Are Open Battle Reenactments Saturday and Sunday

May, 19, 2007      


Spirit of the Hornets Nest
Join us for the weekend as we recreate the events of the Battle of Cowan's Ford which took place during that important time in America's struggle for Independence. You will have the opportunity to walk through the camps and experience the sites and smells of camp life in both British and American armies. Visit with the soldiers and find out what life was like as a soldier in the army in 1781. There will be plenty of activities and exhibits for everyone to enjoy which will include: Colonial Games Student Militia Craftsmen and Artisans (Blacksmithing, basket making, candle making, cooking, weaving, carpentry) Colonial Merchandise Vendors Guest Speakers and Book Signings Rural Hill Farm-Museum and Exhibits Are Open Battle Reenactments Saturday and Sunday

May, 19, 2007