We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Must See”

Hopsewee Plantation
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Hopsewee Plantation is an original lowcountry rice plantation on the North Santee Rive built between 1735 and 1740. Birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr., Hopsewee is one of just 12 remaining birthplaces of Signers of the Declaration of Independence. The home has not been modified from its original design and is furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques. Two original slave cabins remain on the property. The guided tour explores the history of the Patriots and Planters who lived at Hopsewee while you explore the architectural features of the house from Attic to Cellar. Enjoy the hour long tour or just come for lunch in The River Oak Cottage Tearoom with Lowcountry favorites such as Shrimp and Grits, Pulled Pork, Soups and Sandwiches and our Southern Tea service modeled after a British Afternoon Tea.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed September 13, 2013

The Hopsewee Plantation was definitely the highlight of our vacation. This tour should be on everyone's to do list when visiting the Myrtle Beach area. The home is splendid, the grounds are superb and the setting is stunning. The tour guide is priceless. She was extremely knowledgeable and very outgoing. The two remaining slave quarters on the plantation grounds will leave a lasting impression on anyone who steps inside. There is also a tea room on the grounds, which I would highly recommend for lunch after the tour. This is the perfect way to end the plantation tour.

1  Thank Karen H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (495)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

444 - 448 of 495 reviews

Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Hopsewee Plantation is a must see while in town. The grounds and the house are beautiful. The house is very well preserved. The tour wasn't too long or too short. Definitely go in the morning otherwise you'll be a bug's lunch. The tea room food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this tour to any one of any age.

1  Thank Lauren L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

There are very few original rice plantations left and this one is as close to original as you can get. Not an attraction for kids unless they are real interested with history. A little pricey, but it is a guided tour with great information and they are serious attic to cellar. You can also wander the grounds around the river and former slave cabins, all original not a recreation. Tea Room is not original but very good and a reasonable lunch (~$10 a person) in an eloquent atmosphere. A nice relaxing adult day away from the active Myrtle Beach area.

1  Thank MEtoFL
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We visited recently to get a break from the excitement of Myrtle Beach and experience a little history and culture.

This was the highlight of our vacation. We first visited the tea room and enjoyed some delicious teas and desserts. The food was a little overpriced, i.e. $5 for a single scone, but in some places we expect to pay more for ambiance. The tea service was excellent and gave our children a bit of exposure to something grown up and refined. (As long as they could drink a soda that is.)

The staff was super nice and gracious. We enjoyed the tour given by Sophia. It is an in depth tour, not a quick peek, at the plantation home on premises. Wonderful history and details that brought it to life and made the experience something that stays with you.

The only caveat: wear plenty of your favorite mosquito repellent. As has been written by others, the mosquitoes here are in hungry swarms. Even though we hustled into our car after the tour, they got in with us and had to be flushed out by wind, and some were still there the next day.

2  Thank robinholly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We really enjoyed the tour of the house and grounds. We've been to many plantation homes, and this would rank high in terms of historical preservation. This is privately owned and it is apparent that the owners invest significant amounts of personal time and resources in the property. The tour does not take too long, and is wonderful if done in the morning and followed up by a light lunch in the tea room. Visitors to the Myrtle Beach area would be pleased to add Hopsewee as a break from the board walk tourist attractions. If you're interested in southern history, this plantation should be on your list of places to visit.

3  Thank Mark S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Hopsewee Plantation also viewed

Georgetown, Coastal South Carolina
Georgetown, Coastal South Carolina
 
Georgetown, Coastal South Carolina
Georgetown, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Hopsewee Plantation? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing