There are many great attractions and things to do while in Myrtle Beach, SC, however, there is one place that has flown under the radar over the years.
If you are looking for something interesting to get into, love history, and don't mind getting your "hands dirty", you should definitely consider visiting Freewoods Farm
Freewoods Farm is located in the Burgess Community of Myrtle Beach, SC and their mission is to "provide education, documentation, and preservation of the activities and practices" of farm life.
Freewoods Farm is a 40-acre living farm museum replicating life on small southern farms owned and or/operated by African-Americans between 1865-1900.
At the farm, they use authentic farm methods, tools, crops, animals, and buildings of the period to replicate life on the animal powered-farm.
Workers use mules and plows to cultivate, cook with wood, make syrup and soap, and harvest crops by hand.
The farm has tilled fields, grazing land, and farm buildings of the period, which include the main farmhouse, a smokehouse, livestock, tobacco, and storage barns.
In addition to going to the farm and learning about their history, they also rent out their main farmhouse for events such as weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, family reunions, and much more.
The farm also sells fresh fruits and vegetables year round every Friday, including their world famous organic cane syrup. The sugar can is grown on Freewoods Farm with no additives, preservatives, and is cooked in an open kettle. They begin the process of making the syrup in November.
Freewoods Farm is run by O'Neal Smalls and their farm manager, Jon Smalls.
Freewoods Farm is located on 9515 Freewoods Road, Myrtle Beach SC, 29588. You can reach them at 1-843-650-9139.