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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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Off the beaten path, but worth the visit

Located a couple of miles off U.S. 17 a beautiful drive through a wooded forest into the park site. A well preserved plantation house awaits your arrival. Check into the ranger... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

if you go here in summer, wear lots of covering and insect repellent - the mosquitoes attack on mass! the house has no furniture and not well kept. a separate building they think was a kitchen, but you cannot go in, since a rare species of bats live there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Located a couple of miles off U.S. 17 a beautiful drive through a wooded forest into the park site. A well preserved plantation house awaits your arrival. Check into the ranger station before you walk to the plantation house to check when the next guided tour will take place. It is also a good time to pick up mosquito repellant... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Hampton Plantation is actually in McClellanville, in Charleston County, not in Georgetown or Georgetown County. It is closer to Georgetown than it is Charleston, however. This place is a South Carolina state historic site. It is what a plantation has become. There are a few restoration activities that have taken place, but it is nothing like the closer to Charleston... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Although this isn't a major plantation, it was fun to visit and off the beaten track. Could see easily in under and hour.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We only had time for one plantation outside of Georgetown. After reading all the reviews, and knowing that to see both would be better, we chose Hampton over Hopsewee. Glad we did. We began by picnicking amidst gigantic oak trees with a nice breeze down the nearby creek and river. We signed up for a tour ($7.50 each) and had... More 

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Charleston, Sc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I saw some negative comments about the condition; however, the difference is probably due to this house being more of a preserved site than a fully restored one. I like to see both, just different. My family including 2 young kids took the tour & the guide was very knowlegable about the property as well as patient for questions. Some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Easy to visit the ground and inexpensive 1 hour tour of the house. You will learn a lot about another old family of SC and how their fortunes rose and fell. Not restored. Shows the pride that descendants felt for their ancestors and the close relationship of plantation owners to England. Also insight into the position of talented enslaved people... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

You first turn onto a rough and ungraded sand road (5 MPH or less!) You finally arrive at a mowed field and see a single standing chimney - fortunately, that's no it! The main "house is about 100 yards to the right. BEWARE of the black biting flies!!! The house is in sore need of attention - paint and upkeep... More 

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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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Additional Information about 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
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Georgetown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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