This plantation offers a delightful experience for all ages.
The Hopsewee Plantation was one of the South’s major rice plantations starting in 1740. This is now a National Historic Landmark in the Georgetown area of South Carolina. This plantation was the birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr, one of the 55 signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Visitors are welcome to come and enjoy a tour of the plantation. There is so much to see, and all the tour guides are knowledgeable about the history that makes up the Hopsewee Plantation. Visitors will get to enjoy the beautiful landscape and the different buildings on it, such as the River Oak Cottage. You will also find one of the state’s top tearooms where tea is served to visitors. There is also lunch and dinner offered for all who would like to take more time to soak in the delightful atmosphere of the Hopsewee Plantation.
There is a sweetgrass basket workshop here as well, where baskets are made. This is a Lowcountry tradition that has been going on since the 1700s. Visitors can learn more about the history of these baskets and participate in some basket weaving when they come to the plantation. Come and have a great time with friends and family at the historic Hopsewee Plantation.