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Hopsewee Plantation

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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...more
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494 Hopsewee Rd, Georgetown, SC 29440-5598
+1 843-546-7891
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful welcome and overall hospitality. Service was prompt and friendly. We enjoyed the Hopsewee tea blend and the Buckingham breakfast tea. The scones and homemade clotted cream were delicious. As were the sandwiches and desserts. highly recommend a visit.

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vacation618007
Reviewed 5 days ago

Located right on the North Santee River south of Georgetown, it's a fascinating place ti visit. The tearoom/restaurant has a large selection of teas as well as a small but nice assortment of foods. The tomato pie was excellent. After eating, we took a long...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BobOZee
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our book club went for the tour and afternoon tea. We had read The Rice Kings and the author David Henry Lucas came to the Plantation to speak to us. Myrna was a pleasure to work with while planning our visit. Raejean the owner was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Baxharv2
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I started with the Plantation tour and 11 am and followed by lunch at 12:15 in the Tea Room. It was interesting to learn about the history and lunch in the Tea Room was absolutely amazing! They were very busy so we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were visiting the Myrtle Beach area and thought a day trip to Georgetown and the Hopsewee Plantation would be a great outing. Our friends had never visited a historic plantation and thought the tour, grounds and tea room were amazing. My husband and I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful lunch ,and the tea room and grounds were absolutely beautiful. The staff and service was beyond reproach.

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Daydream00328120180
Reviewed 1 week ago

We scheduled the home tour for 12 and lunch at 1 :15. It was very interesting to see and hear about the history as well as the current owners. It helped see how those homes can be comfortable today. The lunch was fun. Of course...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank OhioKathy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are not novices when it comes to tours of Southern Plantations. This was truly a disappointment on numerous levels. First the staff could have been a little bit more interested in their jobs from the tea room to the tour guide...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank loretta8315
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fabulous to walk through a structure that hadn't been fundamentally changed and had so many period pieces. Wonderful that the building is a home that feels warm and welcoming but still can have the feeling of having gone back to pre-civil war times....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank amy87654321
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the short tour of the plantation and the chance to walk around on the grounds. We had lunch in the tea room and there were mixed reviews among our group of 8 on the food. My advice would be to look at the Hopsewee...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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15 January 2017|
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Response from RaejeanB | Property representative |
Thanks Ethel! You are correct! If you purchase your tickets in advance, we return the 6% fee charged to be used in the tearoom. When making reservations online, we charge $5 per person which we return to you along with... More
9 February 2016|
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Response from Annette K | Reviewed this property |
Yes we actually are scheduled for a tour and tea for the 24 th