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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 13 attractions in Georgetown
Type: Historic Sites
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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105 helpful votes 105 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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12 helpful votes 12 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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Seattle, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
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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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32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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64 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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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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