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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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On a recent trip to South Carolina, my husband and I decided to make a stop at Hampton Plantation. It was off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. We were captivated by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent trip to South Carolina, my husband and I decided to make a stop at Hampton Plantation. It was off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. We were captivated by the beauty of the site. It is so peaceful there. However, the highlight of our visit was the tour given by Ranger Corey. This young man... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

i've often thought that if David O. Selznick hadn't invented Tara and Twelve Oaks on a Hollywood backlot for his epic "Gone With The Wind" motion picture, he could have filmed the plantation scenes at Hampton Plantation State Historic Site in South Carolina. This is what southern plantations of the pre-Civil War era were supposed to be all about. Located... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Went to Hampton Plantation cause it was on our way to Charleston. It sits way back in the woods, down a series of sand roads, it may be not-so-great to navigate if raining. The site consists of the main house and a few outbuildings...all locked up. You can take a house tour for $7.50, but the house is empty. Few... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We visited here on our journey from Charleston to Wilmington, it's about thirty minutes north of Charleston and should not be missed. This house is empty, but there are many information boards and it is interesting to see the construction of the house a former rice plantation, there is also an outside kitchen, not open as it was housing a... More 

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Georgetown, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is a quiet and free place to roam around and get a feel for some SC history. I come here to walk the grounds and take photos with the dogs and always leave feeling relaxed and refreshed from enjoying the surroundings. The Geo Washington Live Oak is a must see and photo whole you visit here.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to Hampton Plantation. The house is in very good shape given the age and history of the property. Our tour guide was very good. He kept the story moving and interesting. The house is partially exposed inside (the plaster and lath has been removed) so you can see how the house was constructed. The grounds... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Most people think they have to pay over $20 to see a plantation house, but this one is part of the state park system and will save you a lot of cash. It is about 30 minutes north of Charleston, about half way between Charleston and Georgetown. It is not furnished, but has been returned to it's 1791 condition. Be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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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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