Hopsewee Plantation

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Hopsewee Plantation - Attic to Cellar Guided Tour Georgetown, SC $20.00 Rating: 4.6 (376) Info & Tickets
Sweetgrass Basketmaking Class Georgetown, SC $55.00 Rating: 4.8 (49) Info & Tickets
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River Oak Cottage Tea Room Reservations Georgetown, SC $5.00 - Info & Tickets
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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.
478 Reviews Rating: 4.7 4.7 out of 5.0
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Last 3 months 88 206 2 = 204 98% 4.6
Last 6 months 102 237 2 = 235 98% 4.6
Last 12 months 178 430 5 = 425 98% 4.7
All 478 1,121 11 = 1,110 98% 4.6
Most Recent Customer Reviews
 
  Date Attended Gender Age Where From Group Type
Rating: 2
Hopsewee Plantation house & former slave cabin
Fri, May 27  12:00 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Attended: Hopsewee Plantation - Attic to Cellar Guided Tour
 
The house is mostly intact with updates for mechanical and electrical for current owners (who live in the house; updates for plumbing, kitchen, electrical) and the slave cabin serves for a 10 minute intro film. Some of the interesting facts are the detailing of the hand carved molding throughout the house and historical furnishings. Although the guide, previously lived in the house and was quite knowledgeable about the property, I guess I was looking for more details about how the operation was run (rice plantation), what transpired during the civil war (besides just the sparing of the property from destruction) and more about the slaves who stayed on after being freed by the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and what happened to the people who owned the plantation. I felt there was more interest from the people running the tour operation for visitors to follow up with a visit to the on site tea room for refreshments (lunch and such).
Rating: 5
Hopsewee
Thu, May 26  11:00 AM Male 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
 
Attended: Hopsewee Plantation - Attic to Cellar Guided Tour
 
Great tour! Guide was very knowageable and well informed on history of the site. Staff was nice and courteous. Great day trip for anyone in the area.
Rating: 4
Hopsewee Plantation
Fri, May 20  2:00 PM Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
 
Attended: Hopsewee Plantation - Attic to Cellar Guided Tour
 
The tour was a lot of fun and very interesting. I strongly recommend eating in the tea room. Very good food.
Rating: 5
Hopsewee
Wed, May 18  1:00 PM Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
 
Attended: Hopsewee Plantation - Attic to Cellar Guided Tour
 
The lunch was fantastic. Our friends from Australia loved it. The tour guide was excellent.
Rating: 5
Tour & Tea at Hopsewee
Wed, May 18  12:00 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
 
Attended: Hopsewee Plantation - Attic to Cellar Guided Tour
 
The guide was extremely friendly and informative! Lots of information from her. Food was good. Servers were pleasant. It was a nice experience.
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