Walnut Grove Plantation

The Walnut Grove Plantation’s exhibits recount how free and enslaved people settled in the South Carolina backcountry, fought for independence, and built a new nation. Visiting groups will see history come to life while they learn about 18th century toys and make their own, churn butter, or hand-dip a candle. Groups can delve into the Revolutionary War, and take part in a military drill, or operate a real loom and create thread from raw cotton. A special immersive day trip for 8th-graders includes tours of the manor, kitchen, school, and outhouses; encounters with livestock and local fauna; and a firing demonstration with a Revolutionary War soldier.

Contact Info
Address: 1200 Otts Shoals Road, Roebuck, SC 29376. Spartanburg County. Tel: 864-576-6546. Email: julius.dargan@spartanburghistory.org. Website: www.spartanburghistory.org/walnut-grove-plantation. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 11AM-5PM, Sun. 2PM-5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.  

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue