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Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

Address: 1950 Rutledge Road, Off U.S. 17, at edge of Francis Marion National Forest, 16 mi south of Georgetown, Georgetown, SC 29458
Phone Number: 843 546 9361
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Georgetown
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Atlanta, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This plantation is off the beaten trail, but is well worth visiting and viewing. The Georgian house is in a "stabilized" condition, with bare walls and no furniture. But this gives one the ability to view the original construction of the house, as it started out as a six room building and was upgraded to its current size between 1730... More 

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Troy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

it was nice to visit a very NON-touristy plantation. It is a State site, and so is not fancied up. There is a fee for the house tour. You can really see how the plantation grew and changed, and declined over the centuries. The house survived a 7.2 earthquake and hurricane Hugo. It was around Thanksgiving when we went, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was the home of Eliza Lucas Pinckney many years ago. It is another plantation that never had running water or electricity. Originally it was a farm house that grew into a wonderful plantation home. There is a special room in the house that was used as the entertainment room. Wonderful detail in the ceiling and fireplace. Look and imagine... More 

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Crittenden, Kentucky
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My husband and I stopped by on a whim on the way back from Charleston. It was deserted and so quiet it was a little eerie. We had missed the last house tour but so enjoyed walking the grounds and reading the info boards on the plantation and life back in those times. The grounds were beautiful with some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The reviews about the bugs are correct. Bring spray or buy some inside the ranger station. We stopped to have a picnic lunch and the stop was terrific. They have a picnic table or two under some shade trees. The house and grounds are worth stopping and looking around for 30 mnutes to 1hr. If we were there for a... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This plantation is a great example of an unrestored house with many of the original details still intact. With a little imagination, you can easily picture life on the Hampton Plantation in its heyday. The park ranger was extremely knowledgeable, and willing to spend as much time as we wanted answering questions. We couldn't walk around on the property much... More 

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United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our party wanted to see a plantation in the area and we chose this plantation to see. Make sure you put McClelland in your GPS and not GeorgeTown for the city. If you happen to put in the wrong city you will be in for a tour of the area, which isn't that bad. Hampton Plantation is a little out... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Called here as we were passing at 10am to find the next tour wasn't until noon. The Ranger offered to give us a tour there and then as we would not be staying so long which was very good of her. She took us around the Plantation house and explained how it had been altered over the years and gave... More 

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Midwest USA
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137 reviews 137 reviews
60 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had the place all to ourselves. No one was there and we walked all over it. We couldn't go inside the house of course but the place was so wonderful and it was so quiet and still. The George Washington Oak was just wonderful to see as was much of the old growth on the grounds. The buildings themselves... More 

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Statesville NC
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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you're a fan of Archibald Rutledge's books, you must see his home. If you've never read Home By The River, you should. Huge oaks (one with a great story to go with it), many azaleas and camellias. A wonderful place.

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