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Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

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Address: 1950 Rutledge Rd, at edge of Francis Marion National Forest, 16 mi south of Georgetown, Georgetown, SC 29458-9588
Phone Number: 843 546 9361
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A nice view of American history

The Plantation history of America is something better learned walking through it. It makes learning the good and the bad lessons all that more vivid. It is our past and we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Plantation history of America is something better learned walking through it. It makes learning the good and the bad lessons all that more vivid. It is our past and we should learn as much as we can about it. We sadly did not have time to take a tour so we tried to wander the grounds. Unfortunately the mosquitoes... More 

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Meriden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I never knew so much about the area. We enjoyed the history lesson and the walk through time. This is a must do!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour by the park ranger was very informative and interesting. The plantation home is not restored and not furnished but it still retains a lot of character. There isn't any AC but we didn't find the inside too hot (there are fans inside). We didn't explore a lot of the outside of the plantation grounds due to the bugs,... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful plantation home is a state park site. The admission fee is only $7.50 for adults, and the parking is free. The tour is well worth the drive. Our guide and ranger, Robert, was pleasant and knowledgeable. The interior is not furnished, but has will inventory listings of the appropriate furnishings for each room. Some of the interior walls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We were there for our last day of vacation and did not realize that they had set tour times, as we had just seen that the plantation was open until 6! We missed the tour and the house was already locked up, however, the very nice park ranger Jason took his time to unlock and take us on a tour... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

this place is dripping with authenticy. The drive on the dirt road takes to back to the late 1700's. The oak tree in front of the houseis one George Washington recommended to the owner to stay in place and 220 years later it is still there! The floors in the ballroom are the original boards that president Washington walked and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

A "MUST VISIT" for anyone interested in SC Plantation history. An excellent plantation home tour conducted by experienced SC Park Rangers.

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Mount Dora, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

On a trip from Charleston toward Myrtle Beach, my husband and I saw the sign for this plantation and decided to check it out on the spur of the moment. We had seen some lavish ante bellum homes in Charleston and thought this would be a good counter point to their sophistication and polish. We arrived too late for a... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Spur of the moment decision to visit the plantation on our road trip. The forest rangers were very nice and knowledgeable. The price was cheap - $3.50 per adult. The tour was mostly inside the big house and took about an hour. President George Washington visited this home and mentioned to the owner to leave the oak that is still... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Lovely to see the old building from the outside but would have liked to get inside and look at the rooms. The house is surrounded by gorgeous old Magnolia trees and oaks hung with moss - very atmospheric. A park ranger was on hand to answer questions. Worth a short visit. Watch out for biting insects!

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