About Wolfpit

HouseBWWolfpit Plantation, originally owned by the Harris family, began in the 1840s on 300 acres of land in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Named for its proximity to Wolfpen Branch (the creek running behind the property), Wolfpit’s crops included tobacco, cotton, corn, and soybeans, and sheep, pigs, and chickens were raised as livestock. The house, built in 1849, is a prime example of the Greek Revival style typical of that time period, and the front hall and two lower front rooms retain much of the original Greek Revival woodwork. On the grounds, many of the original outbuildings are standing: an old log and mortar tobacco barn, the plantation kitchen, a pack house, a carriage house with mule stall, a meat curing shed and sheep shed. According to some accounts, a regiment of the Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s army camped on the property during his infamous “March to the Sea” during the Civil War. Native American and Civil War artifacts have been found on the grounds, including arrowheads, an officer’s sword casing and a Union belt buckle.

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Wolfpit is located on a little over eleven acres of land, with a large front and back yard. A grove of oak trees (we have over eight different species) shades much of the property, and in the front yard resides a 100+ year-old American Holly. On the south side of the property there is a Champion Overcup Oak and a towering Magnolia tree. Several original outbuildings (including a tobacco barn, meat curing hut, and sheep shed) are still in good condition, and we encourage our guests to explore these pieces of history.

You can also meet our inquisitive chickens!

You can also meet our inquisitive chickens!

 

We maintain a vegetable garden which also is home to various herbs and flowers, and invite you to peruse the garden at your leisure. We have a small selection of pre-potted perennials from the property sitting by the garden shed, and invite you to choose one as a gift from us to take home for your yard or garden.

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