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PENDLETON — The February Pendleton Walking Tour will highlight historic African-American sites and structures within the town of Pendleton to commemorate Black History Month.

The 1.6 mile walking tours will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 and Feb. 8. The tour will include King’s Chapel AME Church and Cemetery, the Rev. Augustus Vance home, the site of the first public school built for African-Americans in Pendleton, and the old Silver Spring Church and Cemetery.

The tour will also include stops at the former sites of the Ben Keese Antique Store, café and community center, known locally as the “100’s”, and the Anderson Training School. Guests will also stop at the Faith Cabin Library, which was built in 1937. Historic Hunter’s store and the slave/tenant farmer cabin at Woodburn Museum Home will also be featured.

Friday’s tour will begin at Woodburn Historic Home at 2 p.m. Guests will drive into Pendleton and walk the rest of the tour. Saturday’s tour will begin at 2 p.m. at Hunter’s Store in Pendleton. Guests will walk the town portion of the tour first, then drive to Woodburn to view the cabin.

Woodburn is located at 130 History Lane in Pendleton, off S.C. 76, across from Tri-County Technical College. Hunter’s Store is located at 125 E. Queen St. in Pendleton, at the light and across from the village green.

Admission for the walking tour is $5 and reservations are suggested as space is limited.

For more information call 864-646-3782, visit Hunter’s Store or email visit@pendletondistrict.org. The walking tours are sponsored by the Pendleton District Commission, regional tourism and archival center serving Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee counties.

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