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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 #3 of 12 Attractions in Georgetown
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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147 reviews 147 reviews
41 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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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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7 attraction reviews
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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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8 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Arrived at end of day, nobody there and walked around the grounds...really felt like stepping back in time. We had missed the 2:00 tour but the Ranger on staff was more than delighted to give us a personal tour inside the house ($7ea). He did a great job filling us in on the history of the house including the construction... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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30 helpful votes 30 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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