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Hopsewee Plantation

494 Hopsewee Rd, Georgetown, SC 29440-5598
+1 843-546-7891
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Great Place!

This was a wonderful tour. Our tour guide was phenomenal! It was worth our time and money. Lots of... read more

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Charlene S
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Sanford, North Carolina
Tea for Two

Lovely tea and heat service. We had the set menu which was delicious. I plan to return for lunch... read more

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Hopsewee Plantation is an original lowcountry rice plantation on the North Santee Rive built between 1735 and 1740. Birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr., Hopsewee is one of just 12 remaining birthplaces of Signers of the Declaration of Independence. The home has not been modified from its original design and is furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques. Two original slave cabins remain on the property. The guided tour explores the history of the Patriots and Planters who lived at Hopsewee while you explore the architectural features of the house from Attic to Cellar. Enjoy the hour long tour or just come for lunch in The River Oak Cottage Tearoom with Lowcountry favorites such as Shrimp and Grits, Pulled Pork, Soups and Sandwiches and our Southern Tea service modeled after a British Afternoon Tea.
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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494 Hopsewee Rd, Georgetown, SC 29440-5598
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a wonderful tour. Our tour guide was phenomenal! It was worth our time and money. Lots of interesting facts were shared with us. Definitely stay and eat lunch there. It was delicious!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely tea and heat service. We had the set menu which was delicious. I plan to return for lunch after mosquito season!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're in the area, the Hopsewee Plantation and their sweetgrass basket-weaving class is a MUST! The property is beautiful, the staff is exceptionally kind, and the class is fascinating. I'm forever grateful that we decided to come here. But make sure you set aside...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lived in the area for the last 10 years but never visited Hopsewee Plantation until recently; what a beautiful setting on the North Santee River. While the grounds are rather small, the real attraction if the old plantation home build in the 1750s that has...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent - tour guide so knowledgeable; beautiful home, lunch was delicious. We learned so much about the life on the rice plantation. The food was well prepared, very tasty, and well priced.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we arrived late and missed the video in the slave quarters. We were asked to join in with the option to see the video after the tour. The guide was fantastic--warm, welcoming and EXTREMELY knowledgeable!!! As the only plantation NOT to...More

Thank Deborah K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place tour guide Bambie was awsome,was second visit there ,nice place to stop if on your way to Charleston. easy to get in and back out on 17 we stayed in Surfside beach about hour we where there.nice history and some original furnishings slave...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful destination location. We ate lunch in the Hopswee Tea and then took the Attic to Cellar Tour. Both were outstanding. This plantation is off the beaten path but worth the drive!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fourth time around and still, enjoyable, interesting, personal, and pleasing. I especially appreciate no commercialism found in other SC rice Plantation sites.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great visit, tour gave good information andee it is the home of a Declaration of Independence signee!

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JMJR76
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Response from RaejeanB | Property representative |
Thanks Ethel! You are correct! If you purchase your tickets in advance, we return the 6% fee charged to be used in the tearoom. When making reservations online, we charge $5 per person which we return to you along with... More
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February 8, 2016|
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Response from Annette K | Reviewed this property |
Yes we actually are scheduled for a tour and tea for the 24 th
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