Hopsewee Plantation

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Hopsewee Plantation - Attic to Cellar Guided Tour Georgetown, SC $17.50 Rating: 4.7 (235) Info & Tickets
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River Oak Cottage Tea Room Reservations Georgetown, SC N/A - Info & Tickets
Hopsewee Plantation was built between 1735 and 1740 by Thomas Lynch I.  The birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr., South Carolina Signer of the Declaration of Independence, this original rice plantation house remains much the same as when it was built 40 years before the Revolutionary War.  A South Carolina National Historic Landmark, Hopsewee is a preservation and has always been long cherished by its owners.  In fact, its only been owned by five families, despite being over 275 years old.
 
Although still a private residence, guests are invited to enjoy a guided tour of the plantation house from attic to cellar as well as the plantation grounds.  Tour guides not only share the history of the Patriots and Planters who lived at Hopsewee but also the story of the slaves who lived and worked on the rice plantations of the area.  In addition to touring the property, guests can also just stop by to enjoy lunch or a Full Southern Tea in the River Oak Cottage Tea Room and enjoy the natural beauty of the grounds
 
"My husband and I always take a ride to Hopsewee Plantation when we visit Myrtle Beach and we have never been disappointed. Trees dripping in Spanish moss line the gravel drive to the tea house. We like to sit outside on the back porch in rocking chairs facing the river and plantation house. The Southern hospitality is truly genuine here and the food is simply wonderful. They make a lot of the jams on site and believe me when I tell you, you can't go wrong with the Full Southern Tea and the seafood dish. Hopsewee is a must on your list when visiting Myrtle Beach/Charleston.  ~Visited September 2011.
314 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
 
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 5
Fascinating
Fri, Jul 3  11:00 AM Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
 
Attended: Hopsewee Plantation - Attic to Cellar Guided Tour
 
I felt a special closeness because I am descended from the Lynch family.
Rating: 5
Delicious lunch and lovely tour!
Tue, Jun 30  1:00 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: Hopsewee Plantation - Attic to Cellar Guided Tour
 
Highly recommend a visit. Even our teenage boys enjoyed lunch in the tearoom and the tour!
Rating: 4
Educated about different kinds of plantations!
Fri, Jun 26  10:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: Hopsewee Plantation - Attic to Cellar Guided Tour
 
Our family really enjoyed it! We learned so much about rice plantations compared to cotton plantations.
Rating: 3
Good but could've been more detailed information
Wed, Jun 24  2:00 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: Hopsewee Plantation - Attic to Cellar Guided Tour
 
The tour guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, but the group was large & could not fit in the rooms at one time. I would like to see the groups limited to smaller groups of maybe 10-12 since the rooms in the house are too small to comfortably handle any more than that. Also, the owner of the house was home at the time and in one of the bedrooms, so we could not go there. I think if you are going to charge for a tour of the house then you should be allowed just that with no restrictions. The kitchen is also so updated that it's hard to get an idea of what it looked like when it wasn't a kitchen. It would've been nice to have more description and info for each room and how it would have been used and what it would have looked like. This was done, but VERY briefly. Nice tour, but don't expect a lot of information. Mostly left to look at upstairs rooms, attic, cellar and slave quarters on your own.
Rating: 5
very nice tour
Wed, Jun 24  2:00 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: Hopsewee Plantation - Attic to Cellar Guided Tour
 
enjoyed the tour learned much about the aea and there is a beautiful view
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