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Hopsewee Plantation

494 Hopsewee Rd, Georgetown, SC 29440
843-546-7891
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: A beautiful southern plantation home full of antique furniture and Belgian tapestries.
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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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108 reviews 108 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
65 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If u GPS the address, it will take u right to it. If u miss the 1st entrance, there is a 2nd entrance. Check in at the Tea Room house, with the red roof. Be sure to use bug spray & they have FREE bug spray for your use throughout the grounds. BUG SPRAY IS A MUST! U watch an... More

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Massillon, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I had never been to a house like this, it was very interesting tour of the house from the attic to the basement. The tour lady gave a lot of information about the house and the materials used to build it, about the people who lived there and their lifestyle and the grounds and slaveowners and slaves. I feel like... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

1-2 hours will be well spent here. The plantation is lived in and in good shape, yet keeps its historical significance. The grounds are small and easy to maneuver. The tea room served a great southern lunch. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept our interest throughout the 30 minutes.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We enjoyed our tour of Hopsewee. The house is great. We enjoyed that they have kept it historically consistent. It was also unique that the family lives in the house as well as opening it up to the public. Our tour guide was excellent as well. Very knowledgeable, gave us time to look around each room and explore the many... More

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