Hewn Timber Cabins

History on FMU

Francis Marion University maintains two historic, hewn timber cabins on its campus. The cabins, which date to the mid-19th century, were the living quarters for slaves, and later, for sharecroppers. They are a part of the legacy of the land, and part of the region’s historical heritage as well. The cabins were relocated a short distance from their original locations on the Wallace Gregg farm to their current setting on Wallace Woods Drive after the founding of FMU.

The cabins are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guided tours of the cabins are available by appointment.

Tour the Hewn Timber Cabins at FMU

The cabins are open from March until November for guided tours. Tours are available by appointment Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tours last about an hour. To schedule a tour call the FMU library 843-661-1300 or email hewntimbercabins@fmarion.edu.

Learn More about SC History in Carolina Currents

Carolina Currents is a peer-reviewed annual publication that provides current scholarly work related to the state of South Carolina. This publication seeks submissions from within and across a variety of disciplines, including history, archeology, anthropology, literature, political science, religious studies, art history, and sociology. Consistent with its motto, “Understanding for the Common Good,” Carolina Currents seeks to connect academic research to the lived experiences and practical concerns of the state’s residents. Deliberately inclusive of all South Carolinians and all geographical regions, the publication actively seeks submissions related to communities that have received little scholarly attention.

Click here to visit the webpage for Carolina Currents.