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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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New York City, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Mamaroneck, New York
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33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Waldorf
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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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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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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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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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Additional Information about Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

Address: 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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