Living History at Walnut Grove Plantation

Walnut Grove Plantation, near Spartanburg, South Carolina, is operated by the Spartanburg County Historical Association. This living history site “recounts how free and enslaved people settled the South Carolina Backcountry, fought for independence, and built a new nation.” And for two days every fall they demonstrate that with the presence of scores of reenactors, interpreters and craftsman at their annual Festifall event. This is a beautiful site, and one that I will return to even without the bustle of a major event.

There was plenty to photograph on this early fall weekend. Like always, I found my favorite subjects in the quiet moments around the encampments before and after the battle. Since Walnut Grove Plantation is a relatively small site, the skirmish was fought on the front yard of the homestead. As a result spectators were given a unique opportunity of being close to the action, which always makes for a better experience and better images!

Here are a few of my favorite images from the day. Click to enlarge them.

This is just a sampling of the many pictures that I took at Walnut Grove. You can see the full gallery here.

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    1. Thanks, Daniel.

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