31 May Discover the “Charm of the South”
The Hobcaw Barony Plantation is a 16,000 acre protected piece of land located on the coast near Georgetown, South Carolina. The Belle W. Baruch foundation is currently the sole owner and was founded in 1964. The plantation is home to various ecosystems and has over 70 cultural sites, which include slave cabins, the Baruch’s home, cemeteries and more. They welcome you to take part in one of their introductory or seasonal tours. Each tour takes about two hours and costs $20 per person. You will take a bus ride around to various locations of the property and will be allowed to step out and receive guided tours of different landmarks. Reservations are required and they wish for you to arrive 15 minutes ahead of schedule. Hobcaw Barony will be sure to not disappoint!
Southern history is rich and alive at Hopesewee Plantation in Georgetown, South Carolina. Built in 1740, Hopesewee is on of the south’s major rice plantations and is the birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr., one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Now a private residence, this historical landmark offers tours from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 AM-3PM. You will be able to explore the original home, slave cabins, and the various landscapes around the grounds. They invite you to dine in their River Oak Cottage, one of the state’s top tea rooms. You can call or book your reservation online today!
Sitting on 1,000 private acres of the pre-Civil War era sits Mansfield Plantation. Located on the banks of the Black River in Georgetown, South Carolina this antebellum rice plantation is now a remodeled bed & breakfast. Constructed in 1718, Mansfield is one of the largest rice plantations in South Carolina. The Georgetown Bed & Breakfast is now located on the property and is a perfect escape from the busy city life. You are free to explore the plantation after you’ve enjoyed a fantastic low country breakfast cooked by their chef. The plantation is rich with Civil War history, architecture, and landscape. The employees of Mansfield would love to take you on a guided tour, just contact them to receive more information.
Boone Hall Plantation
Nestled in the heart of Mt. Pleasant, SC sits America’s most photographed plantation, Boone Hall. Developed in 1681, this massive plantation is home to one of America’s oldest working farms. To this day, they still actively produce strawberries, tomatoes, peaches, and various other crops that rotate throughout the seasons. The family of Boone Hall welcomes you to come pick your own crops during designated parts of the season. With one of the best tours in South Carolina, the plantation tour features various stops that are rich with culture and history. You’ll receive a first hand experience of the plantation home, black history, a plantation coach tour, a garden tour, and the butterfly pavilion. They ask you to view their website for the season’s days and hours of operation.