Walnut Grove Plantation

Open for Tours – First Saturday at Walnut Grove Plantation

Come to Walnut Grove Plantation for the next in a new series of programs on the first Saturday of each month from April through November. With the help of reenactors and experts, visitors can explore in-depth a particular aspect of Upstate South Carolina history. The day will always feature one or two kids’ activities that relate to the topic as well as tours of the site’s historic buildings.

Walnut Grove Plantation is located at 1200 Otts Shoals Rd near Roebuck. Please call 596-3501 for more information.

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. Read More >