AAA Editor Notes
Walnut Grove Plantation is at 1200 Otts Shoals Rd. The house on this 18th-century plantation was built in 1765 for Charles and Mary Moore. It is furnished with pre-1810 antiques. The kitchen building displays 18th-century utensils made from wood, wrought iron and tin as well as earthenware. Other outbuildings include a blacksmith shop, school, doctor's office, smokehouse and barns. An herb garden and nature trail also are on the grounds. Guided house tours are given; visitors can stroll the grounds on their own.
A family cemetery on the property includes at least 146 graves, including those of Charles and Mary, other relatives and friends, enslaved men and women, and Revolutionary War soldiers. Kate Moore Barry, the oldest Moore daughter, is interred here. She acted as a spy and scout during the war and is considered a heroine.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.