Leigh Farm Park, 370 Leigh Farm Rd, Durham, is 82.8-acre property is anchored by a 7-acre historic core listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
The historic area includes:
- Leigh House (circa 1835)
- An early 19th century dairy
- A mid-19th century enslaved peoples cabin with notable stick-built chimney
- A mid-19th century smokehouse and corn crib
- A late 19th century well house
- A late 19th century carriage house
- The Leigh Family Cemetery
The property also features:
- A 2nd mid-19th century slave cabin with a 1930 Rustic Revival log addition
- An early 20th century tobacco barn and pack house
- Several mid-20th century residences
- Wooded acreage that was historically open agricultural land
Here are some of the free events coming up at Leigh Farm Park:
Not-So-Scary Night Hike
Rescheduled date: Friday, April 13, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ever wondered about those mysterious sounds at night? Join us for an educational nighttime family hike. Take part in a lesson and craft about nocturnal animals and insects and their night-time agendas in a heated classroom, followed by a night hike to observe what we learned. Arrive in weather appropriate clothing. Flashlights provided.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Come experience the peacefulness of a guided quiet walk in the woods in two of our smaller, nature-dense parks. Let the sounds of birds, breezes and bullfrogs occupy your senses rather than computers, text message notifications and traffic. This is intended as a mid-day respite.
A Kid’s Life: Flying High with Kites
Saturday, April 14, 2018
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Did you know April is National Kite Month? Join us as we learn about the science and history of kites, and then make one of your one. Drop-in program, no registration required. Free, but a small donation is suggested. Adults must stay with their children, and are encouraged to participate.