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plantations from Myrtle Beach

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plantations from Myrtle Beach

We will be coming from Myrtle Beach and would like to stop at one or more plantations on the way to charleston.What would be the best ones to visit?

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1. Re: plantations from Myrtle Beach

The ones that we typically suggest are not between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. Boone Hall Plantation is on the outskirts of Charleston, that would be the closest of the ones we typically suggest. There are a few plantations in the Georgetown area that would be between Myrtle and Charleston.

Middleton Place, Drayton Hall and Magnolia are all to the south of Charleston.

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2. Re: plantations from Myrtle Beach

Brookgreen Gardens (http://www.brookgreen.org) is not a plantation but a garden museum and worthy of a stop. We also really enjoy the little riverfront area of Georgetown…again, not a plantation, but historic, beautiful and worthy of a stop if you have the time – and they do have plantations in Georgetown, check their forum. As Endo stated, Boone Hall is on the Mt. Pleasant side, on your way into Charleston. If you like seafood, try to plan a meal stop at Seewee Restaurant on your way into town. You’ll be glad you did.

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3. Re: plantations from Myrtle Beach

Hopsewee Plantation is on your way. I haven't been there in years, but one thing I remember are the mosquitoes. Puttering around the outside was free at the time and there were no house tours. I can't really speak to the inside of the house.

Take bug spray.

http://www.hopsewee.com/index.php

Hampton Plantation is one of my favorites. It's a state park and the price is right =). Bug spray is also recommended!

southcarolinaparks.com/park-finder/…1142.aspx

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4. Re: plantations from Myrtle Beach

Thank you all for the info.So if there are not many plantations between myrtle Beach and Charleston which other one would you recommend?

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5. Re: plantations from Myrtle Beach

Middleton Place and Drayton Hall are the 2 most frequently suggested ones. My personal favorite is Drayton. It is the only one with the original house, dating back to 1738.

www.draytonhall.org

www.middletonplace.org

www.boonehallplantation.com

www.magnoliaplantation.com

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6. Re: plantations from Myrtle Beach

At this time of year, definitely Hampton Plantation.

The price is right and its location shows how plantations were out in the middle of nowhere. It has not been restored and certain sections have been taken back to the original. Another great thing about Hampton Plantation is that it doesn't get a lot of visitors, so if a docent is on-site (all volunteers) they are more than happy to show you around.

My favorite in-town house is the Aiken Rhett house. It still has the slave quarters and has been preserved, not restored.

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7. Re: plantations from Myrtle Beach

I agree with Middleton Place and Drayton Hall. Middleton Place is my favorite because there is something for everyone. The house tour is very nice and the furnishings are family pieces not reproductions. Some of them date back to the 1600s.

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