Visitors can enjoy an elegant tea in the English tradition with a flavorful Southern inspiration. We offer a delicious assortment of both sweet and savory foods along with over a dozen varieties of English teas. We are also excited to offer our very own Hopsewee Blend House Tea, which has been blended exclusively for Hopsewee Plantation.
We encourage you to purchase guaranteed seating in the tea room when you are purchasing tickets for one of our public activities. Please see the links to the left for our Attic to Cellar Guided Tour of Hopsewee Planation or our Sweetgrass Basket making Class. The $5 purchase price for guaranteed seating is credited to your tea room charges.
The tea room is open:
- Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4:30pm
- Saturday: 12pm - 4:30pm
- The last seating is at 3:30pm
- How do I make reservations for the tea room?
- If you are joining us for a tour of Hopsewee Plantation or one of our other activities, we encourage you to purchase guaranteed seating in the tea room along with your tickets. However, if you would like to contact us about just making a reservation, please click on the "Contact Hopsewee" link on the left side of the page.
- Can I purchase tickets for a tour in addition to eating in the tea room?
- Absolutely, we'd love to have you join us for a tour of Hopsewee Plantation or for one of our other activities. Please click on the "Calendar of Other Activities" link on the left to see what other activities are available on the day of your visit.
- How far are you from Myrtle Beach?
- We are located about 50 miles south of Myrtle Beach on Highway 17. Just follow the signs like you are going to Charleston and you will find us 12 miles south of Georgetown on the right hand side of the road.
- How far are you from Charleston?
- We are located about 50 miles north of Charleston on Highway 17. About 10 miles north of McClellanville, you will cross the Santee Delta. Turn left immediately after the second bridge, into our front gate or turn at the second opportunity onto Crow Hill Road which parallels US 17 and come in our back gate.
- Are the plantation and tea room open all year round?
- The plantation and tea room are open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from February through November. Guests can enjoy the tea room Tuesdays - Fridays from 10am to 4:30pm or on Saturdays from 12pm to 4:30pm. The last seating is at 3:30pm. We ask that our guests finish eating by 4:30pm so our staff can close on time. During December and January, the tea room is also available for groups of 10 or more by reservation only. If you'd like to make a reservation, please click on the "Contact Hopsewee" link and let us know when your group is interested in coming.
- Do you have a gift shop?
- We have a small gift area in the tea room which includes Sweetgrass Baskets, tea items, cookbooks, jellies and other hand-crafted items. Guests are welcome to stop and purchase gifts before or after their meal.
- Is there bus parking available?
- Yes, buses should come in the ancient entrance from Crow Hill Road and park next to the white fence between the Tea Room and the first Slave Cabin. The bus will then be able to drive around the circle and exit onto U.S. 17 after the tour.
- How do I schedule a private event in the tea room?
- If you are interested in discussing a private event in the tea room, we are excited to help you plan it. Please click on the "Contact Hopsewee" link to talk about the details.
The present owners, Frank and Raejean Beattie, purchased Hopsewee in 2001 and although it is still a private residence, guests are invited to enjoy a guided tour of the plantation house as well as the plantation grounds. In 2008, the built the River Oak Cottage Tea Room so that guests can also enjoy lunch or a Full Southern Tea in the tea room while taking in the natural beauty of the grounds. The tea room is ranked in the top three tea rooms in South Carolina by Teamap.com.