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Hopsewee Plantation

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Address: 494 Hopsewee Rd, Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone Number: 843-546-7891
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Description: A beautiful southern plantation home full of antique furniture and Belgian...
A beautiful southern plantation home full of antique furniture and Belgian tapestries.
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A Very Special Tea Room

You've once and for all had enough of "Burger" Places screaming their messages at you and serving food that Michael Douglas so unforgettably called "sorry" (in 'Falling Down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Siegburg, Germany
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Siegburg, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

You've once and for all had enough of "Burger" Places screaming their messages at you and serving food that Michael Douglas so unforgettably called "sorry" (in 'Falling Down')? Why not try a different setup for once? Say you're taking the Outer Banks Route heading for Charleston on US 17, be sure to plan a stop when you hit the road... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Back in November, on the day my husband and I were headed home, we stopped at Hopsewee Plantation. I had seen an ad for it in the tourism book at our hotel and it looked interesting to me. It was a beautiful, sunny, slightly chilly day. We walked around the grounds, including walking down to the water, where the sun... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went on the tour of the plantation and grounds on the last day of our stay in Myrtle Beach. It was only a 45 minute very pleasant drive from our resort. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and the preserved plantation home was just lovely. A truly "don't miss" attraction. Don't forget your camera - there are lovely views... More 

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Jellico, TN
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13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We had hoped to have both tea and tour the house at Hopsewee, but a prior commitment prevented both; so my friend and I elected to have tea, spend some time walking the grounds and come back another time for the tour of the house. Tea was served in the River Oak Tea Room, a newer building which sits adjacent... More 

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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Everyone was extremely nice and knowledgeable eager to add additional tidbits of information when questions were asked. The home had some interesting original pieces as well as others collected throughout history. It is currently inhabited and some areas were off limits and updated for the 20th Century. There was an air of disrepair mainly due to a lack of cleanliness... More 

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Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Several visitors arrived at the same time. We were all confused where to go for information. We finally found the Tea Room, but no one seemed in charge. The owners came in, but did not greet anyone or welcome the group. It was a little expensive, but worth the tour to see the home of one of the signers. I... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had high tea at the Tea Room; not badly priced and very tasty; enough to be lunch for us. Beautiful china, elegant. At first we had thought the house tour was a bit overpriced but realized it was well worth the whole experience of walking about the land and seeing a house that had been owned by a signer... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Rarely do you get to tour an historic home that is still being used as a home. Even more rare is having the docent giving the tour the actual home tour. Hopsewee Plantation gives you one (used as a home) and if you are lucky, Frank Beatie will be your tour guide. The amount of research done that is provided... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Hopsewee Plantation is a wonderful example of South Carolina rice plantation dwelling place. While probably not the opulent mansion often thought of due to the movie, Gone With the Wind, it has its place among historical sites in the Lowcountry. It's disappointing that none of the furnishings are original or even from the time period that one might associate with... More 

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Baltimore, MD
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3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We very much enjoyed our visit to Hopsewee Plantation and thought our tour guide Pat did an excellent job explaining the history of the plantation and background of Thomas Lynch, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.Our tour was approximately one hour in duration and included visits to the cellar as well as the attic.The tour will appeal to those... More 

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