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Charleston Tea Plantation

#1 of 5 things to do in Wadmalaw Island Features Animals
6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
+1 843-559-0383
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Hidden Gem

Absolutely loved this place. They are the only tea manufacturer in the United States so definitely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kjc2027
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Fishers, Indiana
via mobile
So fun and informative!

We learned SO much! It was great to see the free video tour, but you really must see the trolley... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
776mamabear
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Greater Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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The Charleston Tea Plantation is the home of American Classic Tea, tea grown in America. It is located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry. Its grounds include 127 acres of Camellia Sinensis tea plants, a working Tea Factory and a charming Plantation Gift Shoppe. Also available to guests is an adventurous and educational Trolley Tour that explores the scenic grounds that produce American Classic Tea. Complimentary tea is served to visitors throughout the day
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“trolley ride” (98 reviews)
“gift shop” (286 reviews)
“factory tour” (236 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. They are the only tea manufacturer in the United States so definitely worth the trip. They have many teas to sample - both hot and cold. Take the trolley to learn the history of the plantation. You won't be disappointed! Very...More

Thank kjc2027
Reviewed 2 days ago

We learned SO much! It was great to see the free video tour, but you really must see the trolley tour. It's worth every penny! You get a really great tour of the plantation and the wilderness. We loved it and will have our memories...More

Thank 776mamabear
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a neat tour that teaches how tea is grown and processed. They offer a video based 15 minute tour of their processing plant and a 40 minute tour of the grounds via trolley. Our driver was entertaining and when you finish the tour...More

Thank VerucaV
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi Veruca! Thank you so much for your kind review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit out to the plantation. As North America's only tea plantation, we love sharing our passion and knowledge for tea with our visitors. We are proud to call...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting from the U.K., it was fascinating to visit the only tea farm in the U.S. Lots of free tea to drink on tap. The staff are exceptionally friendly--good ol' U.S. southern hospitality! We enjoyed learning about the process and seeing the machinery. The "first...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here after 4 days in Charleston and on our way to Folly Beach. Just a bit out of the way but well worth it. Factory tour and tram ride very informative and interesting. Actually learned some things. Nice shaded patio to rock in the...More

Thank herb B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jim, the trolley driver, was very knowledgable and entertaining. I would recommend taking the trolley tour. Free samples of the tea available in the gift shop.

Thank Amy B
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your review, Amy! We will be sure to pass your kind words along to Jim. We appreciate you coming out to see us, and are so glad you found your visit interesting and informative. We hope you'll come again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great stop for any tea lover! The plantation is a little out of the way of the city but worth the drive! The gift shop offers free samples of a variety of their teas (hot and cold) as well as a free...More

Thank AutumnHardin
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi there! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your trip out to CTP. We are a little ways from downtown Charleston, but many of our visitors enjoy the beautiful oak-lined drive out to see us- we know we enjoy it! We're very glad you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was well worth the journey out of the city. The tours were very informative and very reasonably priced.More

Thank Patricia L
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi Patricia! Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit out to the plantation. We like to give our visitors a little break from the chaos of downtown Charleston and show them another side of the Lowcountry. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a half day trip, visiting America's only tea plantation is an enjoyable experience. Entrance to the gift store and brief 15 minute factory tour are free. The trolley ride throughout the growing fields is $10.00 per person. It was fun...More

Thank FrequentTraveler1225
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi there! Thanks so much for your review! We appreciate your kind words, and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We take great pride in being America's only tea plantation, and enjoy teaching our visitors about tea and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to check this place out, as we found it on tripadvisor and was something different. It was worth checking out. The access to the factory and the gift shop, where you can taste the tea, was free. It is worth the $10/person to...More

Thank CarrieNSC
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Hi there! We're so glad you learned about us and decided to come for a visit! We are proud to offer Lowcountry residents and visitors something different to enjoy, and hopefully teach them something new about tea and the production process. We appreciate your kind...More

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Darrell M
22 March 2017|
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Response from Sanders3 | Reviewed this property |
30 to 40 mins - but it is such a pretty drive - well worth it - tree lined, scenic and the plantation is also such a lovely place.
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sweet_home_alabama1
2 February 2017|
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Response from ChattanoogaNB | Reviewed this property |
Bigelow family/Chn Tea Plantation contracted with Whole Foods to carry their Bigelow tea...an option for source of purchase.....
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luv_2_vacationalot
12 November 2016|
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Response from ScarboroughFair | Reviewed this property |
Hi, My question would be have you ever been to Charleston? If you have and think you have seen everything you want to see there, then this side trip to the tea plantation is worthwhile. However, if you've never been to... More
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