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“Loved Hopsewee! Lovely grounds, great...”

Hopsewee Plantation
Ranked #1 of 30 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
Reviewed 12 January 2010

Loved Hopsewee! Lovely grounds, great history from a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. Learned a lot, and the tea was wonderful! I was amazed at the amount of food and attention paid to detail especially for the price.
Will return and bring friends

2  Thank Eva_Camp
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Reviewed 11 November 2008

I don't think the cost is worth the tour.
I was not impressed. Visitors had to wait on the back porch or wander the grounds until the narrator, not the owner, was done with the previous 1-hour tour. Then, at the end of our tour, the owner shows up to show off her musical talents, and play the "National Anthem" which was NOT the National Anthem of the United States, but the Confederate "National Anthem". I guess us Northerners have gotten over the Civil War, but not a lot of people on the coast of South Carolina.
The cost of the tour? Maybe they're using the cost of the tour to restore the house, but the owners also have a South Carolina beach house, so they're not hurting for money.
I'm sorry I went. Go to Charleston or Georgetown or other plantations. This one wasn't worth it -- no magnificent entrance, no polished gardens, and like I said, you had to wait on the small back porch for the tour. Go to Brookgreen Gardens instead.
There are homes like this in my state that I can see for free!

5  Thank junebugmo
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