Journey Back in Time: PCHA to offer two tours of Green River Plantation

Published 12:09 pm Tuesday, March 14, 2023

The Polk County Historical Association is pleased to announce two exciting tours of one of Polk County’s oldest private residences, the Green River Plantation House. The home and property are located in the northeast corner of the county and the oldest portion of the house was constructed around 1807.


If you are someone interested in history or better yet older homes this is a “must-see” tour. The guided tours will be led by family member Amanda Cantrell and historian Rebecca Pace. The home features over 42 rooms and spaces with an overall structure of that is in excess of 10,000 square feet.  The plantation house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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The tours are planned for March 30 and April 13. In addition to having a tour of the house, lunch will be served. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to the Polk County Historical Association treasury. The cost of the tour and lunch will be $50 per person. The lunch will begin at 11:30 am with the tour following.


“We are excited to have Amanda and Rebecca leading our tours of the historic home,” said Becky Hudson, PCHA Vice President. “They are the two people who know the most about the historic structure. It is a great way to learn some of our rich local history and enjoy a delicious lunch.”


Tickets for either tour are on sale now. Interested participants should stop by the Polk County Historical Museum on 60 Walker Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to purchase tickets with cash or check. Both tours are limited to 40 participants.


Submitted by John Vining