September 6, 2017
Hewn Timber Cabins Open to Public
The Hewn Timber Cabins, ca. 1836, were built as sleeping quarters for African-Americans who worked the land. The cabins were constructed by slaves to house slaves. The construction of the cabins, especially the full dovetailed corners, shows that the builders were very skilled craftsmen who took pride in their work. These homes are a representation of South Carolina history in its truest form and are on the National Register of Historic Places.
These cabins are open for public viewing (weather permitting) the second Tuesday of every month, March-November. They are located on Francis Marion University campus, 200 yards from East Palmetto St. (Highway 76/301), on Wallace Woods Road.