Walnut Grove Plantation

1200 Otts Shoals RD
Roebuck, SC 29376

Description

Charles & Mary Moore established Walnut Grove on a 550-acre land grant about 1765. These Scots-Irish immigrants raised ten children in the house they built and lived in for 40 years. Mr. Moore relied on a dozen enslaved African Americans and his own large family to work his sizable farm. During the American Revolution, the Moore family, including eldest daughter Kate Moore Barry, actively supported the Patriot cause and the militia even mustered at Walnut Grove. Loyalist William "Bloody Bill" Cunningham killed three Patriot soldiers sheltered at the plantation in 1781. Walnut Grove Plantation tells the stories of the free and enslaved people who settled South Carolina and the rest of Britain's American colonies, fought for independence, and, in the end, built a new nation. Walnut Grove offers hourly guided tours of the site's 250-year-old buildings. Regular programs examine Colonial & Revolutionary Era history and often feature reenactors portraying people of the time.

Contact Information

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1200 Otts Shoals RD
Roebuck, SC 29376

Phone: 864-576-6546
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Details

  • Admission : $6 for adults; $3 for children 5-17 years; FREE for children 4 & under
  • Days and Hours of Operation : April through October, 11am-5pm Tu-Sa & 2pm-5pm Su; November & March, 11am-5pm Saturdays Only; Closed Dec. through Feb.
  • Days and Holidays Closed : Mondays & Major Holidays
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  • Discounts : Groups of 10 or more scheduled in advance