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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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+1 843-546-9361
09:00 - 18:00
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Interesting and atypical plantation visit

The standard vision of a southern rice plantation is of sheer elegance and opulence, with dusty paintings and a shade of decadence. Hampton Plantation dispels that perception to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greensboro NC
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Greensboro NC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The standard vision of a southern rice plantation is of sheer elegance and opulence, with dusty paintings and a shade of decadence. Hampton Plantation dispels that perception to an extent. This plantation reflects an emphasis on functionality and advancing the profitable interests of the rice trade. You get a sense that this was an ongoing business, with many of the... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit here was more by happenstance than design...we drove by, had free time and drove the 2 miles down the side road to the plantation and we are very glad we did. The young Ranger who did the tour was very nice and the grounds are pretty to walk around. I went back twice while staying in the area... More 

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Burien, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was different from other plantations we visited. This is the original plantation house. From the outside it looks pristine. But inside there is no furniture and the walls are peeled back in places so you can see the original construction. Everyone was engaged in the hourly tour. Smaller and more interesting than some of the other planation tours I... More 

Thank Angeles
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

So we stopped by this plantation expecting it to be like other Plantations we had visited: In some state of restoration with period furniture/photos/etc. What we got was something entirely different. The ranger who did our guided tour had a great explanation, he said "Restored plantation homes in the south are a dime a dozen. If that's what you're looking... More 

1 Thank Ravenito
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

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 

Thank trueblave
Liberty, South Carolina
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 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.

Thank Jennk75
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

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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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

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.

Thank AMiller121
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 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 

Thank Laura T
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 30 December 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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