The past comes alive at the Living History Farm. Authentic log cabins, corn cribs, a barn, a blacksmith shop, and a school have been reconstructed on the lower part of the 62-acre Roper Mountain site to demonstrate life in South Carolina's Upstate in the early 1800's.
Gardens, fields, pasture, a farm pond, and farm animals typical of this period complete the scene. Volunteers in period costumes make candles, cook, spin, weave, quilt, and care for animals as our forefathers did.
Visiting classes of students can have a lesson with the "School Marm" in the old one-room school house, or learn how early settlers grew their own fibers, dyed them using natural dyes, then spun them into yarn. All visitors to the Living History Farm, young and old alike, gain admiration and respect for the pioneers who settled the mountain and foothills areas of South Carolina.