Militia Day at Walnut Grove Plantation

July 16, 2015 at 2:35 pm

South Carolina Independent Rangers will re-create an 18th-century militia muster for the third time this year at Walnut Grove Plantation on Saturday, July 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Rangers will offer tales of soldiering life in the Carolina Back Country, firing demonstrations, and militia drills for kids.

Textile artist Judi Bayne will also be on hand to demonstrate cloth-making techniques on the 19th-century bedstead loom in the historic kitchen.

Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for kids ages 5-17; or $6 for adult and $3 for kids with a guided tour where you’ll hear about loyalist partisan William “Bloody Bill” Cunningham’s deadly 1781 raid on the manor house.

Tours are given on the hour with the first tour at 11 a.m. and the last tour at 4 p.m.  Walnut Grove Plantation is located at 1200 Otts Shoals Road in Roebuck.