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Hewn Timber Cabins

Hewn Timber Cabins

Pee Dee Country

Pee Dee Country

Two cabins (c. 1836) built by African-Americans to house African-American slaves who were brought to this area to raise cotton remain on the campus of Francis Marion University. The quality of the woodcraft, especially the full-dovetailed corners, shows that the builders were skilled craftsmen who took great pride in their work. The cabins are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The hewn timber cabins are open and available to the general public from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM on the second Tuesday of each month from March through November, weather permitting. If you visit the site when the cabins are not open, signs outside each cabin provide visitors with a wealth of information and pictures. Photos show the cabin interiors and artifacts, many of which have been donated by families who lived in the cabins.
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Wallace Woods RD,
Florence, SC 29506
(843) 661-1311
Info & Amenities
On the Francis Marion University campus, the hewn timber cabins are located on Wallace Woods Road, which is accessed from US 76 (E. Palmetto St.), approximately six miles east of Florence.
Days and Hours of Operation
Cabins are open on the 2nd Tues. of each month from 10:30am-2:30pm; tours by appointment