SC History Trail

Freewoods Farm

A 40-acre living history center, Freewoods Farms is a restoration of the typical small farm operated by African-American families in South Carolina in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Freewoods Farm
9515 Freewoods Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
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Phone: 843-650-9139
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Site Description
Designed to replicate the lifestyle of an African-American farming family in the late 19th century South, Freewoods Farm is a 40-acre living history center established in the Burgess community of Horry County, where local black families established farms following the Civil War on abandoned lands known as the "free woods."

Using authentic farming methods, crops, animals, tools and buildings, it preserves the "forty acres and a mule" lifestyle that was common for countless black and white South Carolinians in the Sharecropping Era of the late 19th century and early 20th century. Farm "workers" use mules and plows to cultivate, cook with wood, make sausage, syrup, and soap, cure hams and tobacco, and harvest crops by hand. Other components of the farm are tilled fields and grazing land. Farm buildings of the period include the main farmhouse, a smokehouse, a blacksmith shed, and livestock, tobacco and storage barns. A farmers' market offers fresh produce twice a week.
Access and Admission
Site Access: Public
Access Description: Open to the Public Daily. Demonstrations are routinely planned for visitors to enjoy.
Average Viewing Time: 1 - 2 Hours
Admission: Call for details
Ownership: Private
Tours and Events
Guided Tours: Yes