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Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

1950 Rutledge Road, Off U.S. 17, at edge of Francis Marion National Forest, 16 mi south of Georgetown, Georgetown, SC 29458
843 546 9361
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Georgetown
Type: Historic Sites
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Columbia, South Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very much enjoyed the guided tour of the manor on the plantation. Am grateful to George Washington for having visited and spared a beautiful oak tree that still stands during his visit. Most interesting to learn of the history of rice production during the time there were slaves. Fascinating to learn about and see the evolution of the construction of... More

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Canandaigua, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Walking around the grounds is so peaceful and beautiful. You can only imagine what it was like back in the day. The rangers that gave the tour were very knowledgeable and completed the picture of life back then. We were told of a church nearby that was built in the same era (1700s) and it was worth finding it ........ More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This old plantation is an absolutely lovely find! Wandering around this historic site, you can almost imagine what it looked like 250 years ago when it was a running rice plantation. There are signs on the trails that give informative information. . There is also an eerie feeling as you walk through the area remembering the lives no doubt lost... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If this is a first stop in your adventure in South Carolina's past, you might want to start elsewhere. That's not a knock on the grounds, the Park Rangers or the home itself. The location is quiet and peaceful now and the Docent/Ranger makes the point that this was probably a noisy bustling place 200+ years ago with its owners... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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57 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Visited on cold sunny February morning. Tours are only in the afternoon so we could not view inside. However, because it was not fully open, there were only 4 people in all the grounds - very peaceful. The house is beautiful and so are the grounds - lots of live oaks, Spanish moss, and camellias, with a huge mature oak... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Stopped at the ranger station to encounter a ranger who had no passion for the Plantation. his advice: house is not open but you can walk around if you want. No quick overview...no suggestion of what to see. when i asked what year the plantation house was built, I got a very void reply, 1730-1750. from the outside the house... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This old plantation is an absolutely fantastic find! Wandering around this historic site, you can almost imagine what it looked like 200 years ago when it was a running rice plantation. There is also an eerie feeling as you walk through the trees remembering the lives no doubt lost on this property.

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Tucson, Arizona
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48 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

What a worthwhile day. The drive into place was like a dream voyage back into time. Trees dating back to George Washington and tons of self guided signs for your own tour. Or you can go on a guided tour before three (which we missed due to traffic.)

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Bogart, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Owned by the state of SC this plantation home is unfurnished with some of the building showing how the home was originally constructed and added onto.

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Summerville, United States
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The Hampton Plantation offers a glimpse into the lives of the rice plantation owners of the late 1600's and 1700's. The stately Georgian-style colonial, is largely unfurnished and in places, reveals the plaster and lathing beneath the wall surfaces. The grounds are peaceful but bring insect repellant because the nearness to swamps and the Santee River, are breeding grounds for... More

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