Along the tour, guests will learn about the Maguire-Livsey House, which in 1860 was Thomas Maguire's plantation that is known as the "Promised Land." It spanned nearly 1,000 acres and in the 1920s, Robert Livsey bought it and approximately 100 of the surrounding acres. It went from plantation to a successful farm that played an important role in a growing black community.
There's also the Salem Missionary Baptist Church. The church's history said circa 1834 that Thomas Carroll instructed his slaves to build six small-framed buildings, one of which was a church. In addition to Carroll's slaves, people enslaved by families including Pickens, McDaniel and Hunt also attended. Today, Richard B. Haynes of Gainsville serves as pastor.