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Walnut Grove Plantation
Ranked #5 of 44 things to do in Spartanburg
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

The volunteers here are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. They are not overbearing but are eager to explain the items, displays and customs of the plantation.

1  Thank Warren S
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

Went here several times with school groups. Took photos and one has a faint image standing in the window looking at us. Whew

4  Thank Maggie0722
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Reviewed August 5, 2011

It was educational but short. There was only three small buildings on site. They should have a slave house on site since they did most of the work and construction. My granddaughter enjoyed it. They asked lots of questions.

1  Thank Russel D E
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Reviewed May 13, 2010

This is a colonial plantation. Don't expect Tara. The plantation consists of the main house, the kitchen, a school room and various outbuildings, including a blacksmith shop. Walnut Grove belonged to the Moore family who arrived there in 1765 from Philadelphia. They were subsistence farmers in the Piedmont backcountry. The buildings were restored in the late 1960s and have since been open to the public. The main house and the kitchen contain a full range of period antiques and household items (you don't see a darning egg very often). The Moore family was rather affluent and well educated. One of the sons became a doctor, and his recreated office is part of the plantation. One of the daughters, Kate Murray, was a spy for the patriots during the Revolutionary War. You can get a guided tour, and the guide is very knowledgeable. We got to see a "weasel" in the spinning exhibit and now know the origins of the expression "pop goes the weasel".
The plantation lies a bit out of the way and you won't find clear markers for Highway 221 in Spartanburg. Look out for Church Street instead. But it's worth it! Don't miss the family cemetery and the nature trail. Admission is $6 for adults.

3  Thank Decatur2228
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