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Hopsewee Plantation

494 Hopsewee Rd, Georgetown, SC 29440-5598
+1 843-546-7891
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Family outing back in time

Nice look at the original Hopsewee Plantation House. We enjoyed the tea house. Two in our party... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Pamela D
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Wonderful experience!

Even better than I had imagined. Originally planned to do just the tea room for lunch but was so... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
mountaineyes22
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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Hopsewee Plantation is an original lowcountry rice plantation on the North Santee Rive built between 1735 and 1740. Birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr., Hopsewee is one of just 12 remaining birthplaces of Signers of the Declaration of Independence. The home has not been modified from its original design and is furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques. Two original slave cabins remain on the property. The guided tour explores the history of the Patriots and Planters who lived at Hopsewee while you explore the architectural features of the house from Attic to Cellar. Enjoy the hour long tour or just come for lunch in The River Oak Cottage Tearoom with Lowcountry favorites such as Shrimp and Grits, Pulled Pork, Soups and Sandwiches and our Southern Tea service modeled after a British Afternoon Tea.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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494 Hopsewee Rd, Georgetown, SC 29440-5598
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice look at the original Hopsewee Plantation House. We enjoyed the tea house. Two in our party ordered from the dining menu and three order the high tea service. Food was very good. Our server was a bit inexperienced but with a little training will...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Even better than I had imagined. Originally planned to do just the tea room for lunch but was so glad we decided to tour as well. Fascinating part of our American history and so well told by the guide. The Tea Room was the icing...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely plantation. What a generous couple to allow the public to tour while they live in the home. A lovely tea room there too.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm photographing a wedding there in May, and took my husband for lunch to check out the venue. We had delicious meal in the tea room. We were then given a tour of the property and the house, which is in amazing condition and so...More

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Raejean B, Owner at Hopsewee Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you! We look forward to having you here for the wedding! Hopsewee was actually built esteem 1735 and 1740 - we are so blessed that God has allowed us to be the owners and stewards of this beautiful property and are pleased to be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I enjoyed a beautiful spring day walking the grounds here. The house tour was interesting and informative. We enjoyed an excellent meal at the tea room. The crab cakes were especially good and the caramel cake is a must get! If your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place, unique tour. I appreciated the detailed history of how the home was built & came to be. Our guide was very knowledgeable & helpful. Loved seeing the attic & the basement too, this is a top to bottom tour! The tea house was...More

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Raejean B, Owner at Hopsewee Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming - so glad you enjoyed!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely plantation home and the tour was interesting and informative. The tour is one hour long and normally includes a video before the tour starts. Our guide was very good and we came away with a real understanding of the history of...More

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Raejean B, Owner at Hopsewee Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So sorry we had to rush you - Wednesday was a super busy day and we tried to accommodate everyone who came.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had noticed this place several years ago in route to Myrtle Beach. I enjoy history so I planned to visit the plantation at a later date. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Meg was a wonderful tour guide and was very knowledgeable about the plantation house...More

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Raejean B, Owner at Hopsewee Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed! Thanks for your review. I’ll pass on your kind words to Meg.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my daughter to tour the plantation and have lunch. The yard and property is beautiful. The tour of the house was interesting! The lunch was super yummy and the tea was SO GOOD. I had their brewed ice tea and my daughter picked...More

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Raejean B, Owner at Hopsewee Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting us - remember - you can always come just for lunch - be sure to make a reservation so we have a table for you!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful tea room is decorated so delicately and brilliantly that my spirit is transformed as soon as I walk in. There are plenty of big windows to see the lovely outdoors and also feel “away” from all the hustle bustle. The food they serve...More

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Raejean B, Owner at Hopsewee Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Renee - we are recommending people make reservations so we have your table ready for you when you come - you can make reservations through our ticketing agent and you can now pre-order our Southern Tea service for a special treat!

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JMJR76
16 January 2017|
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Response from RaejeanB | Property representative |
Thanks Ethel! You are correct! If you purchase your tickets in advance, we return the 6% fee charged to be used in the tearoom. When making reservations online, we charge $5 per person which we return to you along with... More
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9 February 2016|
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Response from Annette K | Reviewed this property |
Yes we actually are scheduled for a tour and tea for the 24 th
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