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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
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Beautiful historic house, unable to tour on Sunday

Worth the drive out, 16 some miles south of Georgetown, then a few miles out a dirt road. We were there on a Sunday, so there were no guided tours or access to the mansion or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth the drive out, 16 some miles south of Georgetown, then a few miles out a dirt road. We were there on a Sunday, so there were no guided tours or access to the mansion or other buildings. Looked interesting, but the house was empty (no period furniture, just some rocking chairs on the huge front porch.) Of course the... More 

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Liberty, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened to stop in close to closing time on a Saturday. Did a self guided tour but there was a volunteer answering questions. We enjoyed the visit, very interesting and the grounds are beautiful. Only took us about 45 minutes total.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hampton Plantation is a state historic site that dates to the 1740s, served as a refuge for relatives and friends during the Revolutionary War and once was visited by George Washington. In fact, Washington saved a tree from being removed and it still stands today, the Washington Oak. Built in the mid-1740s, Hampton is located at 1950 Rutledge Road at... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You enter the park on a dirt road, walk up a dirt road, and then this beautiful house is sitting there just taking your breath away! The tour guide/ranger was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the house and property. George Washington had a meal in this house. The plant life on the property is beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had reviewed the plantation online and decided to visit. We had a coupon for $2.50 off the admission and a complimentary souvenir (which was a hardcover book by Archibald Rutledge). The grounds were impressive and the camellias were in bloom. The tour of the house was very informative. There were no slave cabins, however the grounds where they believe the... More 

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Thank Laura T
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

The Hampton Plantation in McClellanville, South Carolina was a wonderful place to visit. The ranger that was at the ranger station took us on the unofficial tour. He was very well informed and gave us a lot of very interesting information. The home itself is well kept. The house where the food was prepared by the slaves was not ready... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This is a well maintained and interesting site. WE did not take the official tour, but the ranger who was the attendant was so gracious, we got a marvelous explanation of the site and its significance. The best thing about this place for old house fans is the display of its architectural features. This is not the place for folks... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We were passing on our way to Charleston and decided to stop in here... so glad we did. A very interesting tour round a house that has been left bare; it's interesting as you can see how it was built and get a feel for how it was used. The guide was really informative and engaging as well. Take your... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed Hampton Place. This is not your normal plantation tour and that's one of the things that made it so interesting. This actually started as a colonial farm house, being built in mid 1700's. There is no furniture in the house. They have stripped it down -literally to the bones in places so you can see the actual... More 

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Hastings, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience! Guided tour was only $7.50 and worth every penny. I wish the mansion had furnishings set up as if it did back in the day, but it was still a great history lesson. Being from Minnesota and used to dealing with skeeters, they weren't as bad as some folks suggested, but they were definitely noticeable. Loved... More 

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