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Walnut Grove Plantation Candle Making Field Trip

Learn about colonial life in the "Backcountry" of SC and try your hand at candle making!

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Walnut Grove Plantation Candle Making Field Trip
Walnut Grove Plantation Candle Making Field Trip

Time & Location

Mar 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:50 PM

Roebuck, 1200 Otts Shoals Rd, Roebuck, SC 29376, USA


About the event

Travel back in time to the Carolina Backcountry and learn about life in the Colonies and the Revolution. Walnut Grove Plantation is the oldest home in Spartanburg County, built in 1765. On this trip, you will have a guided tour of the home and a fun living history activity.  Students will learn about types of candles and get to make their own to take home. This activity is recommended for 2nd grade and up.  But if you think your younger student can participate with your guidance, that is up to you. The pot of wax will have been over an open fire, so it will be very hot. After your tour and lesson, we will enjoy a picnic lunch.  Then, you are free to explore the grounds and the gift shop on your own.  The grounds include the original well and dry cellar, as well as a nature trail and cemetary.  

The cost of this trip is $5 for adults and $6 for students, plus site fee. 2 and under are free UNLESS participating in the living history activity.  Then, the cost is the same as for students. 

Tickets will be non-refundable unless trip is canceled or rescheduled by the venue.  If you find you are unable to attend, you can transfer your tickets to someone else.  The trip will happen rain or shine, but if there are storms, the venue will likely reschedule.  In the event of rescheduling tickets will be refunded if new date doesn't work for you. 

The house is old and spaces are small.  A carrier would be the easiest option for babies.  There are also lots of old things that are very tempting to touch.  If you think this will be too much for your child, you may want to wait until he or she is older for this trip.  


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