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Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Peaceful place, in spite of its past

It is hard to imagine that this place was ever tainted by the stain of slavery. With that era thankfully behind us, this place, which feels is the beaten path even though it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It is hard to imagine that this place was ever tainted by the stain of slavery. With that era thankfully behind us, this place, which feels is the beaten path even though it is easily accessible off of highway 17, is extremely calm and peaceful. Make sure to stroll through the now overgrown gardens to see the graves of former... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

One of my favorite plantations to visit. It is closer to Myrtle Beach than the Charleston area plantation. Make sure to tour the garden to see the camellia & azaleas in bloom. The camellias bloom even at Christmas. Take the tour of the home if you have time.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We enjoyed the tour. It was self-guided d/t number of people there so we got a price break over the normal guided tour price. We met some delightful people from the rangers to the other visitors and had discussions about the construction of the house and about the educational signage on the history. We enjoyed the grounds and the walk... More 

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Georgetown, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The park rangers are give a very informative tour. George Washington visited here. The grounds are lovely as well.

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This former plantation house is not furnished but offers a unique opportunity to study a period home in an unhurried manner. Ranger tours are great and allow lots of time to look over the inside of the house. Access is given to the top floor as well and questions are welcomed. The property has some huge trees, including one saved... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We have been here two times. The stories of this place are amazing. It is absolutely beautiful. It has such an interesting history. I recommending visiting. I came home and painted my living room blue. I just love it there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

we came in March on a Thursday, and they were closed for maintenance. but the Junior Ranger did come to tell us a little bit about they owners of the plantation and some of their descendants. Very interesting. also, we went to St James Parish Episcopal Church, which is down the road,. it is well worth the extra effort to... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Not well preserved, but the interior of the house has been exposed to let you see the construction. The grounds are not maintained so no grand entrance as you would expect. The most interesting part was the group of archaeologists working on the old slave quarters near the parking area.

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Rincon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We visited the plantation grounds and spoke with the staff of the grounds, they were so polite and so informative. The sad thing is the low funding they get to upkeep the area, these homes won't last forever if they do not receive some additional funds.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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