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Review of Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in Georgetown
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Millersburg
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“Great Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is a nice stop if you want to see a plantation home and how It was actually built and used over a century and more. We are glad we made this stop.

Visited February 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“A wonderful step back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Hampton Plantation is one of my favorite places in South Carolina. Before your first visit you jave to read Home by the River to truely understand its history. Do your research and time your arrival for qwhen the house is open for tours and you wont be. disappointed, unless of course you are one of those people who only enjoy perfectly restored homes.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Home By The River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

To truly enjoy your trip to Hampton, read Archibald Ritledge's book "Home by the River. It is the story of Hampton, especially the time after Rutledge retired after spending 43 years as Head of the English Department at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsyvania and returned to renovate and live in the old family home. The stories range from Washington's visit in 1790 to Gen. Francis Marion stopping by the house after a battle with Tarleton's red coats. It is a story of the people of Hampton, kindly Sue Alston who could grow anything and Prince Alston, Rutledge's best friend growing up. Hampton is so much more than just a dwelling. It is truly a piece if South Carolina's history. Enjoy...

Visited April 2012
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Laguna Niguel, California
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“Great Stop between Charleston and Georgetown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

We like old plantation homes so stopped here on the way to Georgetown. It was a nice surprise! This plantation is just a few miles off Hwy 17 and well worth the short detour. In fact, I love that it's got that "off the beaten path" feel without really being too far away. The home itself is bare and a bit weathered but the guided tour is excellent. For us, the best part were the lovely grounds, with beautiful old oaks in a park-like setting. George Washington visited here, too, in 1791 and told the owner to "let the tree stand" when she said she might cut it down to improve her view. The tree still stands.

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Versailles, Kentucky
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“Ranger Amelia gives a great tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stopped in here 30 years ago on our honeymoon and back this weekend for the 30th anniversary. Still a beautiful home and grounds. Husband visited when the family still lived there as a private home and missed the beautiful furniture and many racks of deer antlers festooning the old kitchen house - but the tour guide/park ranger did an excellent job of bringing it all back to life.

Visited November 2012
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