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Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

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Address: 1950 Rutledge Rd, at edge of Francis Marion National Forest, 16 mi south of Georgetown, Georgetown, SC 29458-9588
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Interesting, But Bring Bug Spray

I visited with my two teenage daughters. We had a good time, even though it was hot and buggy. I'm glad we purchased bug spray at the rangers station before going on the nature... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Christi C
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited with my two teenage daughters. We had a good time, even though it was hot and buggy. I'm glad we purchased bug spray at the rangers station before going on the nature trail because the mosquitoes were definitely biting. A snake crossed our path. I think it was a King snake, so it wasn't a poisonous one. The... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The grounds are well kept and the house stand impressively in the distance as you make your way down the drive. The house is devoid of furniture and gives you a great view of the framing and construction methods as many of the walls are open. I strongly suggest you pack a can of bug spray because the insects were... More 

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Thank Tyrone M
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This unfurnished 18th century unfurnished plantation house is very interesting in that some walls are removed showing how the house was constructed. The ranger was full of knowledge making the tour very interesting. We have been on many plantation tours and this was unique.

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Thank AnnC576
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding historic site of a rice plantation. Guided tour was informative. Grounds were well kept and Ranger was outgoing and friendly.

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Thank Tom G
Carolina shores,nc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderfully authentic !! To see an unrestored historic site like it was in the 1700's was very cool. The rangers were very knowledgable and friendly. I certainly hope that the State of South Carolina gives this site the funds to continue the restoration. I would definitely visit here again and again. Thank you Elisabeth for the tour :-D

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Greensboro NC
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

The standard vision of a southern rice plantation is of sheer elegance and opulence, with dusty paintings and a shade of decadence. Hampton Plantation dispels that perception to an extent. This plantation reflects an emphasis on functionality and advancing the profitable interests of the rice trade. You get a sense that this was an ongoing business, with many of the... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our visit here was more by happenstance than design...we drove by, had free time and drove the 2 miles down the side road to the plantation and we are very glad we did. The young Ranger who did the tour was very nice and the grounds are pretty to walk around. I went back twice while staying in the area... More 

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Burien, Washington
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This was different from other plantations we visited. This is the original plantation house. From the outside it looks pristine. But inside there is no furniture and the walls are peeled back in places so you can see the original construction. Everyone was engaged in the hourly tour. Smaller and more interesting than some of the other planation tours I... More 

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Thank Angeles
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

So we stopped by this plantation expecting it to be like other Plantations we had visited: In some state of restoration with period furniture/photos/etc. What we got was something entirely different. The ranger who did our guided tour had a great explanation, he said "Restored plantation homes in the south are a dime a dozen. If that's what you're looking... More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Worth the drive out, 16 some miles south of Georgetown, then a few miles out a dirt road. We were there on a Sunday, so there were no guided tours or access to the mansion or other buildings. Looked interesting, but the house was empty (no period furniture, just some rocking chairs on the huge front porch.) Of course the... More 

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