L. W. Paul Living History Farm

The L. W. Paul Living History Farm is a 17-acre farm designed to allow students and scouts a glimpse into agriculture and domestic life, as it would have been on a family farm ca. 1900-1955. Groups may be able to observe costumed interpreters plowing with mules, making lye soap, grinding grits, blacksmithing, cutting meat, preserving vegetables, milking cows, and harvesting crops. Programs and guided tours are available.

Contact Info
Address: 2279 Harris Short Cut Road, Conway, SC 29526. Horry County. Tel: 843-365-3596. Email: HCGmuseum@horrycounty.org. Website: www.horrycountymuseum.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-4PM. 

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Self Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free.

Living History Centers Fun Facts

American breakfast wasn’t always bacon, eggs, and orange juice. In colonial times, the typical child would eat a breakfast of cornmeal mush that had been cooked all night over embers.

Campers will have fun learning about the seasonal tasks and the way of life at colonial interpretive farms, villages and forts. Many have costumed guides who campers can observe to learn how children and adults lived. Many offer hands on activities such as candle making, ice-cream making, churning butter, quilting and more.

Campers can record how long various tasks took, and compare them to how long these tasks take to complete today.