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Living History Day and Lantern Tours at Walnut Grove

February 18, 2015 | Press Releases

Spartanburg, SC — Take a walk back in time and visit Walnut Grove Plantation as it was 200 years ago. Saturday, March 7, will be a day of historical fun, starting at 11 a.m. with colonial toys and games, militia drills, farm animals, and craft demonstrations. Bubba’s BBQ will be on hand to serve up some tasty victuals, and historical sutlers (a civilian merchant who sells provisions to an army in the field) Dragonfly Traders will offer handmade curios and necessities for the discerning backcountry pioneer. Visitors can learn about the history of Walnut Grove on guided house tours given every hour, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and on lantern tours starting at 6 p.m. and running every 30 minutes until 9 p.m. Admission, which includes all day access and lantern tour, is $6 ages 18 and up, $3 ages 5 to 17, and free to Spartanburg County History Association Members.

Walnut Grove Plantation was established in 1767 by the Moore family, who were among the first settlers in what is today Spartanburg County. It was opened to the public as a historic site in 1967 and remains as a reminder of how the original residents of Spartanburg lived. Be sure to bring the whole family to watch history come alive!

Walnut Grove Plantation is located at 1200 Otts Shoals Rd, Roebuck, SC. More information is available at

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