If you happen to visit the hewn timber houses when they are not open, signs outside each cabin provide visitors with a wealth of information and pictures. Photos show the cabin interiors and artifacts, many of which have been donated by families who lived there. Information provided on the signs provide small details--such as how Ms. Catherine made lye soap--and the broader view of slavery--such as where in Africa their ancestors may have originated.
Visitors are encouraged to send their comments and evaluations of the signs to Karl McAlister or to the Florence Visitor's Center. The signs are funded in part by the Humanities Council of South Carolina, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.