Living History Day, Lantern Tours at Walnut Grove

February 23, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Take a walk back in time and visit Walnut Grove Plantation as it was 200 years ago.

Saturday, March 7, will be a day of historical fun, starting at 11 a.m. with colonial toys and games, militia drills, farm animals, and craft demonstrations. Bubba’s BBQ will be on hand to serve up some tasty victuals, and historical sutlers (a civilian merchant who sells provisions to an army in the field) Dragonfly Traders will offer handmade curios and necessities for the discerning backcountry pioneer.

Visitors can learn about the history of Walnut Grove on guided house tours given every hour, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and on lantern tours starting at 6 p.m. and running every 30 minutes until 9 p.m.

Admission, which includes all day access and lantern tour, is $6 ages 18 and up, $3 ages 5 to 17, and free to Spartanburg County History Association Members.