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Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

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Address: 1950 Rutledge Rd, at edge of Francis Marion National Forest, 16 mi south of Georgetown, Georgetown, SC 29458-9588
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+1 843-546-9361
09:00 - 18:00
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Sad Story but Interesting

The Hampton Plantation in McClellanville, South Carolina was a wonderful place to visit. The ranger that was at the ranger station took us on the unofficial tour. He was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marge M
Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hampton Plantation in McClellanville, South Carolina was a wonderful place to visit. The ranger that was at the ranger station took us on the unofficial tour. He was very well informed and gave us a lot of very interesting information. The home itself is well kept. The house where the food was prepared by the slaves was not ready... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a well maintained and interesting site. WE did not take the official tour, but the ranger who was the attendant was so gracious, we got a marvelous explanation of the site and its significance. The best thing about this place for old house fans is the display of its architectural features. This is not the place for folks... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were passing on our way to Charleston and decided to stop in here... so glad we did. A very interesting tour round a house that has been left bare; it's interesting as you can see how it was built and get a feel for how it was used. The guide was really informative and engaging as well. Take your... More 

Thank Anne-Louise S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed Hampton Place. This is not your normal plantation tour and that's one of the things that made it so interesting. This actually started as a colonial farm house, being built in mid 1700's. There is no furniture in the house. They have stripped it down -literally to the bones in places so you can see the actual... More 

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Hastings, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience! Guided tour was only $7.50 and worth every penny. I wish the mansion had furnishings set up as if it did back in the day, but it was still a great history lesson. Being from Minnesota and used to dealing with skeeters, they weren't as bad as some folks suggested, but they were definitely noticeable. Loved... More 

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Plain City, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

By the time we arrived, we missed the last guided tour, but was offered the opportunity to do a self guided tour in 45 minutes for the same price. I didn't want to wait that long & then spend the time to walk throughout, and my husband prefers guided over self-guided tours, so we will have to make the stop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The tour was given by park rangers and they were very informative. I loved the history of the family and how the descendants gifted some of the property and house to the park service. Well worth the $8.50 admission!

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Little River, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

My wife and I never miss a chance to tour historic sites. Hampton Plantation is quite isolated and well-preserved. Our Park Ranger, Elizabeth shared lots of information during the tour. Hard to believe that George Washington and Francis Marion were once visitors there. The tour was relaxed and never rushed, allowing us all the time we wanted to explore the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

A great look at colonial America. The tour was fascinating and informative. Defiantly worth the time it took to get there. We will go back when the mosquitos are not as bad. St. James Parrish Church , about two miles south, is also a great historical place to visit.

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Plantation history of America is something better learned walking through it. It makes learning the good and the bad lessons all that more vivid. It is our past and we should learn as much as we can about it. We sadly did not have time to take a tour so we tried to wander the grounds. Unfortunately the mosquitoes... More 

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