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“DISGRACE TO SC”

Hopsewee Plantation
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Longs, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“DISGRACE TO SC”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Tea for two was a joke,and as finishing up our tea time,"FINDING A ROACH BESIDE OUR CHAIR AND FOUR STEPS FROM TABLE ANOTHER ROACH , did not help the digestion of our tea and desserts. Like SOUTHERN LADYS ,we left faster than we came in..don't like sharing my tearoom time with insects!!!!

Visited July 2014
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Hartly, Delaware
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We traveled from Myrtle Beach, expecting a tearoom experience. Part of the appeal of tearooms is the opportunity to relax, and escape from modern distractions. Not so at the Hopsewee tearoom. The television in the attached room was loud and annoying. The service and food probably would be acceptable for an ordinary lunch, but neither the atmosphere nor presentation are up to a true tearoom experience.

While the savories were tasty, the scone was more like a shortcake, dry, crumbly and hard. We never received the sweet part of the "savories, scone and sweets" of the Southern tea listed on the menu. We didn't press for the sweets, and also skipped the house tour, after I spotted the dead roach on the floor.

Visited July 2014
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4 Thank KIW77
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Manning, South Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“SEE" HOPSEWEE PLANTATION TEA ROOM" ON TRIP ADVISOR”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

As a visitor- we got as far as the fabulous tea room- so I wrote a wonderful review for this restaurant under "Hopsewee Plantation Tea Room". We had a leisurely time and it was so worth it. This is a remarkable, small wedding spot and take your friends there for an afternoon together with wonderful decor, food, linens,ambience--- you will love it. People who are grumps below probably do not enjoy peace and upscale touches....but i applaud the wonderful , positive reviews below.!

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank premierblonde
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Visalia
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Ok the house is old but that's about it on the good side. It's been updated with power, running water, bathrooms, and a moder kitchen. Nothing is original to the house except the structure. And coming from someone who owns cats, one of the first floor rooms smelled like cat pee so bad it hurts your nose. They could at least have a litter box for the cats out of sight for the visitors. The tour guide was interesting but it's all fake.

Visited July 2014
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3 Thank K2service
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Outrageously Priced, Superficial”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Entering this historic site is a bit of a teaser as it has very expansive grounds, slave quarters, and located on the waterway - lots of opportunity for a great learning attraction. After buying very expensive tickets which totaled over $70 for 3 adults and 2 children, we were provided a tour of the house (only) which took all of 30 minutes. The house is marginally developed for public touring and the rest of the site not at all - barely worth the hour drive from Myrtle Beach if the tour were free of charge. The person who suggested this tour was embarrassed at the prices charged for a such a superficial tour and noted that the Hobcaw Plantation is much better.

Visited June 2014
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