Like a soap opera, a corn maze involves many twists and turns that can culminate in the reappearance of long-lost characters. Embark on unknown plot lines with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for two admissions to the day maze and Historic Rural Hill (up to a $20 value)
- $20 for four admissions to the day maze and Historic Rural Hill (up to a $40 value)
Starting September 12, guests can spend their time trying to find their way through Rural Hill’s 7-acre corn maze featuring more than 2 miles of paths. After completing the course, visitors can also explore the rest of Rural Hill’s grounds, featuring scenic hikes, historic buildings from the estate’s 250-year history, and demonstrations of traditional homestead arts. The corn maze is open on weekends.
In the 1780s, blacksmith John Davidson moved from his log cabin, Rural Retreat, into Rural Hill, a majestic plantation-style house he built on his 265 acres of fertile farmland. The land and two houses were passed down through the Davidson family in the ensuing years, but in 1886, the mansion burned down. Then, in 1898, the log cabin also burned down, and the family was forced to live in a log kitchen building.
Visitors can still visit that log kitchen building today (it's the only historical residence remaining on the property) and see how hard life could be in an era without such modern conveniences as easy-squeeze mayo. The property has become, among other things, a field-trip destination, where historical re-enactors teach youngsters how 18th-century people baked, lit their homes, and did other basic tasks.
There's plenty of other reasons to visit, too. The secluded hill plays host to special events throughout the year, such as a fall corn maze and a Scottish festival with Highland games. And visitors can hike through nature on its peaceful 5K trail or entertain wedding guests at the cultural center.