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  • Aiken County Historical Museum
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    433 Newberry Street SW
    Aiken, SC 29801

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    Aiken County Historical Museum
    Local museum in historic mansion
    The museum, housed in a 17,500 square feet 1930’s Winter Colony mansion, features over 30 rooms of exhibits. Named for the Banksia rose, “Banksia” was built by northern millionaire horseman, Richard Howe. Twice used as as a college campus and library, the building was a boarding house in the 1950’s during the construction of the Savannah River Site. Today, unique exhibits include equestrian, golf, military, pottery, nature, architecture, a county exhibit room and more.
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  • Ashtabula Historic Home
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    2725 Old Greenville Highwway
    Central, SC 29630

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    864-646-7249

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    Mountain Lakes

    Ashtabula Historic Home
    Antebellum home on former 1275-acre farm estate
    This two-story antebellum home sits on property where the first Jersey and Hereford cattle were introduced into South Carolina. Built around 1825 by Lewis Ladson Gibbes and his wife, Maria Drayton Gibbes, the home was part of a 1275-acre farm estate. Today, the site encompasses ten of the original acres and also includes a two-story brick building that dates back to 1790 and is thought to have housed the first licensed tavern in the Upstate of South Carolina. Ashtabula is open for tours and hosts several special events and reenactments throughout the year.
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  • Boone Hall Plantation
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    1235 Long Point Road
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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    843-884-3371

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    Boone Hall Plantation

    One of America's oldest working plantations with historic home and original slave dwellings on the property

    Your experience at Boone Hall Plantation begins with one of the most unforgettable and beloved views in South Carolina. Moss-covered oaks line the pathway up to the historic home, which was built in 1936. It is a portion of the story behind Boone Hall, which has existed since 1681. House tours and educational programs about life on the plantation are availableincluding the African American experience, which can be explored through exhibits inside 9 original brick slave dwellings. Boone Hall is one of America’s oldest working plantations, having been continuously growing and producing crops for over 320 years. Make sure you stop by Boone Hall Farm Market while you're in the area! History Trivia: The house at Boone Hall was used for filming portions of the popular film, The Notebook.


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  • Boxwood Manor
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    1790 Boxwood Manor
    Pendleton, SC 29670

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    864-261-8430

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    Mountain Lakes

    Boxwood Manor

    Historic home on a Century Farm that has remained in the same family since 1790

    This historic home is located on a Century Farm (private residence) and is available for special events, weddings, meetings and organized tours. Boxwood Manor was built in 1790 and has remained in the same family ever since. Six dependancies are still standing on the property. The grainery features a family quilt as a part of the Upstate Heritage Quilt trail. Call ahead to schedule an appointment or tour.


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  • Central History Museum & Gardens
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    416 Church Street
    Central, SC 29630

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    864-639-2794

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    Mountain Lakes

    Central History Museum & Gardens
    Local museum inside historic residence of this small railroad town
    Once a 1893 residence of the Morgan family of local merchants, this historic building features a wrap-around porch and period furnishings. The house offers a snapshot of what life was like for the original owners and also features exhibits that detail the history of the town of Central, which was named for its central location between Atlanta and Charlotte. Local artifacts in the museum include everything from textiles produced at the Isaqueena Cotton Mill to the merchandise counter from the Morgan Store. Don't miss the beautifully kept formal rose garden outside that was the host of many community dances long ago.
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  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
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    1254 Long Point Road
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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    843-881-5516

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    Lowcountry

    Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
    Coastal plantation of Charles Pinckney, a signer of the United States Constitution
    Charles Pinckney was a principal author and a signer of the United States Constitution. This remnant of Snee Farmk, his coastal plantation, is preserved to tell the story of a "forgotten founder," his life of public service, the lives of enslaved African Americans and their influences on Pinckney.
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  • Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
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    1500 Old Towne Road
    Charleston, SC 29407

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    843-852-4200

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    Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
    Site of the 1670 landing of English settles, includes ship replica, museum and animal forest
    Truly the birthplace of South Carolina, in 1670 a group of English settlers landed here and established the start of the Carolinas colony, the plantation system of the American South and one of the continent's first major port cities. The view here hasn't changed much at all (except for the fact that you can now enjoy a convenient trolley and audio tour to get you from place to place!). First brush up on your history at the interactive museum and gift shop before you begin your journey through the Adventure (a 17th century replica ship), an experimental crop garden, archaeology sites, an animal forest with species indigienous to SC and 80 acres of gardens. The Legare-Waring House is a favorite place for weddings and events along with Founders Hall, a LEEDS gold certified event facility.
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  • Cypress Gardens
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    3030 Cypress Gardens Road
    Moncks Corner, SC 29460

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    843-553-0515

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    Cypress Gardens
    Bald cypress trees overgrowing former rice reservoirs, swamp boat tours and more
    Cypress Gardens is located on the former site of Dean Hall Plantation, a prosperous 3000-acre rice plantation established in the early 1700s. It was then hunting land before becoming a public garden in 1932. Today Cypress Gardens (named appropriately for the bald cypress trees overgrowing the former rice reservoirs) offers the ultimate nature adventure with a Butterfly House, a gift shop, a Heritage Room with exhibits and artifacts about Cypress Gardens during its days as a plantation, a Swamparium that includes an aquarium and reptile center, swamp boat tours and walking trails! History Trivia: Cypress Gardens has been a set for multiple movie productions including The Notebook and The Patriot (the swamp hideout in the movie is still visible at the gardens today!).
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  • Drayton Hall
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    3380 Ashley River Road
    Charleston, SC 29414

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    843-769-2608

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    Lowcountry

    Drayton Hall

    Pre-Revolutionary plantation home in close to original condition with African American cemetery

    Drayton Hall is the oldest surviving example of Georgian Palladian arhitecture in the United States and one of the only pre-Revolutonary houses that remain in close to original condition today. Drayton Hall's story spans 3 centuries of American history and 7 generations of the Drayton family and the African Americans were lived and worked here. Today you can tour the house (unfurnished) and take part in programs about life on the plantation or visit the African American cemetery on site. 


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  • Fort Hill
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    101 Fort Hill Street
    Clemson, SC 29634

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    864-656-2475

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    Fort Hill
    John C. Calhoun raised seven children here, including a daughter who later married the founder of Clemson University
    Built in 1803 as the manse for Old Stone Church just miles away, Fort Hill was later the home of John C. Calhoun, South Carolina’s pre-eminent 19th century statesman from 1825 until his death in 1850. John C. Calhoun and his wife Floride raised seven children at Fort Hill including Anna Maria Calhoun who later married the soon-to-be founder of Clemson University, Thomas Clemson. Clemson willed that Fort Hill "shall always be open for the inspection of visitors" as a museum. Clemson's European Art Collection was willed to adorn the walls of Fort Hill. The antebellum plantation house, office and kitchen are completely restored with Calhoun and Clemson family furnishings.
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  • Hagood Mauldin House
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    104 North Lewis Street
    Pickens, SC 29671

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    864-898-5963

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    Mountain Lakes

    Hagood Mauldin House

    1856 Greek-Revival home filled with antiques

    Built in 1856 by prominent attorney James Hagood, this tree-shaded, columned house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was once home to Hagood’s daughter Frances who married state legislator and senator Judge T.J. Mauldin. He had an office constructed on the grounds to match the home’s Greek Revival architecture. In later years, the home and office were acquired by Mrs. Irma Hendricks Morris, a noted authority on 17th and 18th century antiques. She filled the house with portraits, furniture, silver, and porcelain, now part of the Irma Morris Museum of Fine Arts.


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  • Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
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    1950 Rutledge Road
    McClellanville, SC 29458

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    843-546-9361

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    Lowcountry

    Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

    Georgian-style rice plantation mansion has tours and educational programs about African American life on the property

    Located on a former colonial-era rice plantation, Hampton Plantation features a Georgian-style mansion and grounds that serve as an educational tool for the system of slavery that helped build such plantations into the greatest generators of wealth in early American history. Hampton Plantation also tells the story of freed people who made their homes here for generations after the emancipation. Visitors can explore the mansion, the outdoor kitchen building, stroll beneath the huge live oaks or in the camellia gardens, or take in the view of Wambaw Creek and what remains of the rice fields that stood there long ago. History Trivia: Hampton Plantation inspired the works of a SC poet laureate, Archibald Rutledge, who lived here and gave it to the people of SC as a legacy.


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  • Hanover House
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    150 Discovery Lane
    Clemson, SC 29634

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    864-656-4789

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    Mountain Lakes

    Hanover House
    Meticulously restored French Hugenot Colonial home built in 1716
    A monument of early French Hugenot colonial architecture, Hanover was built in 1716 for French Huguenot Paul de St. Julien in the Berkeley County area (near the coast) of SC where it remained in the St. Julien and Ravenel families for nearly 150 years.. St. Julien honored his French heritage in the mortar of one chimney where he inscribed, "Peu a Peu" from the French proverb "Little by little the bird builds its nest. The Historic American Buildings Survey of the Santee-Cooper basin noted that Hanover was of national significance. Threatened with flooding by Lake Moultrie in 1941, Hanover was preserved at Clemson University. The historic home was later relocated to the SC Botanical Garden on Clemson's campus in 1994 and today overlooks an heirloom vegetable garden.
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  • Historic Ballenger House
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    212 East South 3rd Street
    Seneca, SC 29678

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    864-324-8417

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    Mountain Lakes

    Historic Ballenger House
    1925 home with impressive gardens and towering oaks
    The Ballenger House (circa 1925) is a beautiful red brick home built in the foursquare style and located in the heart of Historic Downtown Seneca. Surrounded by sumptuous gardens and towering oaks, the home still has the original windows, cabinets, oak floors through the house and maple floors in the kitchen and breakfast room. Used as the primary residence of the Ballenger family until 1980, the home was deeded to the Seneca Woman’s Club to honor three family members who belonged to the philanthropic “Once a Week Club.” The club originated in 1896 and still meets today, making it the oldest existing club in the country. In addition to a meeting place for non-profit organizations, this lovely house is used for weddings, showers, art exhibits and fundraisers.
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  • Historic Oakley Park
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    300 Columbia Road
    Edgefield, SC 29824

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    803-637-4027

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    Freshwater Coast

    Historic Oakley Park
    Historic home built in 1835 in the heart of Edgefield
    Oakley Park was built in 1835 by Daniel Byrd, a Virginian who came to Edgefield and became a very successful cotton planter. The beautiful mansion later was the home of Gen. Martin Witherspoon Gary, a fiery Confederate politician and father of the Red Shirt movement that assured the election of Wade Hampton as governor in 1876. Oakley Park is open for tours Thursday-Saturdays and is also available to rent for special events.
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  • Historic Wire Road
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    Wire Road
    St. George, SC 29477

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    843-563-9091

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    Historic Wire Road

    Historic stretch of road that leads you through historic homes, natural areas and churches

    Wire Road runs through rural South Carolina, and is named for when telegraph lines were strung in the middle 1800's. This historic roadway lies near the Edisto River, the longest free-flowing black-water river in the United States. Wire Road connected Charleston to Columbia and Augusta and has seen many passerbys, including General Marquis de Lafayette, a key figure in the American Revolution. At least one house that he likely passed is still standing.

    Specific sites along Wire Road (beginning on Highway 78 in Ridgeville) include sections oforiginal track from the Charleston to Hamburg railroad (Best Friend Express, the 1st passenger rialroad in the United States), locally owned eateries and general stores, Givhans State Park,  an Edisto Indian community, Four Holes Swamp, The Clayton House (Built in 1854, records suggest it was a stagecoach stop until the early 1900's), Indian Field Swamp (you can spot a milldam at the edge of the trees that powered the saw mill that cut much of the lumber for the houses in the area built before the Civil War), Colleton State Park, the Koger House (Built 1800), Appleby's Methodist Church (Built 1840s),  The McAlhany Nature Preserve and ending in Branchville, the oldest railroad junction in the world.


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  • Hobcaw Barony
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    22 Hobcaw Road
    Georgetown, SC 29440

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    843-546-4623

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    Hobcaw Barony
    17,500 acre environmental research reserve located on 11 former plantations and includes an amazingly preserved slave village
    Now a 17,500 acre research reserve, Hobcaw Barony is one of the few undeveloped tracts on the Waccamaw Neck. Bernard Baruch, Wall Street financier and advisor to presidents, purchased the property comprised of 11 former plantations in 1905 for use as a hunting retreat. Belle Baruch eventually bought the property from her father and at her death in 1964 she created a private foundation for college level research. The property is available by guided tours only, where you can choose to explore anything from the amazing wildlife and nature here to the Baruch home, the beautifully preserved Friendfield slave village and many other outlying historic structures. Make sure to start your visit at the Discovery Center that features exhibits on ecology, history and the significant biological research done at Hobcaw.
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  • Hopewell Plantation
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    Old Cherry Road
    Clemson, SC 29634

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    864-656-7920

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    Mountain Lakes

    Hopewell Plantation
    1805 plantation once the site of treaties between the US and Native Americans
    In 1784, Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens purchased 573 acres along the Seneca River, on which he built Hopewell. General Pickens lived in the house with his family until 1805. During that time Pickens served on a commission to make treaties with the Southern Indians, and Hopewell became the site of numerous treaties made between the United States and the Cherokee, Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations. The house served as a residence for many years and is now a property of Clemson University. Exterior viewing only.
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  • Hopsewee Plantation
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    494 Hopsewee Road
    Georgetown, SC 29440

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    843-546-7891

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    Hopsewee Plantation
    Birthplace of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, offers tours of the residence, slave dwellings and has a tearoom/restaurant
    Built in 1740 (40 years before the Revolutionary War), Hopsewee has been owned by only five families. The house is still a private residence, but guided tours allow you to explore a typical rice plantation dwelling of the early eighteenth century. Hopsewee is also the birthplace and home of Thomas Lynch, Jr., one of four signers of the Declaration of Independence from SC. Also on the grounds are two slave dwellings, which are remarkably well preserved in order to interpret the lives of the African Americans who lived and worked here. The owners of Hopsewee also operate a tearoom on site, where the pimento cheese biscuits are a best seller. History Trivia: By the time of the Civil War, Georgetown County was the largest producer of rice in the country. Hopsewee alone produced 560,000 pounds on 240 acres in 1850.
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  • Lookaway Inn
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    103 West Forest Avenue
    North Augusta, SC 29841

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    803-426-1030

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    Lookaway Inn
    Southern mansion transformed into elegant inn
    This historic southern mansion is a classic Beaux-Arts jewel from the 1800s. Guests enjoy large elegant bedrooms with spacious private baths, a landscaped courtyard and gardens all accessed by way of grand verandas. Lookaway is the sister property of Rosemary Inn B&B, both of which were built by the founder of North Augusta and his family. Lookaway is a stones throw from the Savannah River and the quaint downtown of North Augusta.
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  • Lunney Museum
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    211 West South First Street
    Seneca, SC 29678

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    864-882-4811

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    Mountain Lakes

    Lunney Museum
    Local museum in 1909 Arts & Crafts style home
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this California style bungalow was built in 1909 by Dr. and Mrs. W.J. Lunney and occupied continuously by the Lunney family until 1969. Its distinctive arts and crafts architecture extends to include a two-story carriage house and a “two-seater” outhouse. This house museum contains a collection of Mission and Victorian furniture as well as local memorabilia.
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  • Magnolia Plantation
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    3550 Ashley River Road
    Charleston, SC 29414

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    843-367-3517

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    Magnolia Plantation
    Former rice plantation known for its romantic gardens, boat rides, petting zoo, house tour and original slave dwellings
    Arriving from Barbados, Thomas Drayton and his wife Ann landed in Charles Towne and established Magnolia Plantation along the Ashley River in 1679. Magnolia saw immense wealth and growth through the cultivation of rice during the Colonial era, and later the British and American troops would occupy its grounds during the American Revolution. In 1825 a direct Drayton descendant inherited Magnolia and created a series of romantic gardens for his wife. The romantic gardens have an emphasis on the natural beauty of the site, creating an informal and almost fairy-tale setting. After the Civil War, the plantation recovered and opened the gardens to the public in 1870, making it America's oldest tourism attraction! Today you can tour the gardens, take a boat ride, learn about the African Americans of Magnolia Plantation through the existing slave dwellings and exhibits, stop by the petting zoo or tour the Drayton family heirlooms inside the homesite.
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  • Mepkin Abbey
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    1098 Mepkin Abbey Road
    Moncks Corner, SC 29461

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    843-761-8509

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    Mepkin Abbey
    Trappist monastery on former plantation famous for gourmet mushrooms and breathtaking gardens
    Mepkin Abbey is a Trappist monastery located on a former plantation on the bluffs of the Cooper River. The monastery has been located here since 1949 and offers visitors a free and exceptionally peaceful experience. The gardens are breathtaking, church visits and guided tours are available by appointment, and the gift shop has lots of specialty gifts along with gourmet mushrooms grown on the Abbey's farm. History Trivia: The site of Mepkin Abbey was land previously owned by Henry Laurens, a Congressional Constitutional president who was once help prisoner in the Tower of London and finally released after he was exchanged for the infamous British General, Lord Charles Cornwallis. The plantation was later owned by publisher and philanthropist Henry R. Luce and his wife Clare Booth Luce, who commissioned a famous architect Loutrell Briggs to create the magnificent gardens that still hold their grandeur today.
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  • Middleton Place Plantation and Gardens
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    4300 Ashley River Road
    Charleston, SC 29414

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    843-556-6020

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    Middleton Place Plantation and Gardens

    18th century plantation, house museum tour, a stableyard farm experience, African American educational programs and an adjacent Inn and restaurant

    Middleton Place is a carefully preserved 18th century plantation on the banks of the Ashley River that has survived the American Revolution, Civil War, earthquake and hurricanes. It was the residence of Henry Middleton, president of the first Continental Congress and his son, Arthur, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The National Historic Landmark encompasses America’s oldest landscaped gardens, the Middleton Place House and plantation stableyards. Programs are available to visitors to describe life on a lowcountry plantation as experienced by both master and slave from the Colonial period through 19th Century planter family. The stableyard program focuses on farm animals, historic crafts and agricultural skills. A demonstration rice field of Carolina Gold Rice provides a visual picture of the prominence of this one crop during the 18th and 19th century. For a complete experience, check out the adjacent Middleton Inn and restaurant!


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  • Oakland Historic Home
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    2930 Storm Branch Road
    Aiken, SC 29803

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    803-226-5280

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    Oakland Historic Home
    Historic 1826 plantation home
    Built in 1826, Oakland was the family home of Wade Glover, his wife Caroline and their 12 children. The home remained in the family's ownership for 142 years and retains original woodwork, doors, windows, fireplaces and magnificent heart pine floors. The house tour will give you a glimpse into what plantation life was really like in this area of the state.
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  • Pleasant Lane
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    318 Pleasant Lane Road
    Edgefield, SC 29824

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    1-888-771-3161

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    Pleasant Lane Acres B&B

    Bed & Breakfast in historic home, luncheons also available

    The oak-lined driveway takes you right up to Pleasant Lane Acres, a restored farm house that was lovingly restored by a husband and wife team. Take a stroll to the pond, take a nap and dine on the massive front porch with home-cooked yumminess. Leisure is the name of the game here at this country get-away!


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  • Redcliffe
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    181 Redcliffe Road
    Beech Island, SC 29842

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    803-827-1473

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    Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site
    Plantation home, original slave dwellings and barn of former SC Governor
    Completed in 1859, the Greek-Revival mansion was the home of James Henry Hammond and 3 generations of his descendants. Hammond, whose political career included terms as a U.S. Congressman, governor of South Carolina, and a U.S. Senator, was perhaps best known as an outspoken defender of slavery and states’ rights. It was Hammond who coined the phrase “Cotton is King” in an 1858 speech to the Senate. Today you can take a tour of the historic home or participate in educational programs focusing on the daily life of African Americans who worked and lived at Redcliffe, heirloom gardening and agriculture.
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  • Rocky Retreat B&B
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    Address:
    1000 Milwee Creek Road
    Pendleton, SC 29670

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    864-225-3494

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    Rocky Retreat B&B
    156 year-old B&B in historic Pendleton
    This classic example of an upcountry plantation house has been fully restored and now welcomes guests as a bed and breakfast. Know locally as the Boone-Douthit House, the retreat is located near historic Pendleton. The 156-year old home is perfect for weekend getaways, retreats, receptions or comfortable overnight stays.
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  • Rose Hill Estate
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    Address:
    221 Greenville Street, NW
    Aiken, SC 29801

    Contact:
    803-648-1181

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    Location:
    Rivers, Rails & Backroads

    Rose Hill Estate
    Historic B&B, stables restaurant, beer garden and event venue
    In the late 1890s Rose Hill estate was the Shingle-Style Dutch Colonial home of the Phelps family. Now it is a beloved Bed & Breakfast, restaurant and beer garden and a popular event venue. Rose Hill Estate is the first property in Aiken to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • Rosemary Inn B&B
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    Address:
    804 Carolina Avenue
    North Augusta, SC 29841

    Contact:
    803-426-1546

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    Location:
    Rivers, Rails & Backroads

    Rosemary Inn B&B
    Historic Inn built off the banks of the Savannah River bordering SC & GA
    Rosemary Inn was built at the turn-of-the-century overlooking the town of North Augusta, the Savannah River and Augusta, GA. The view is no accident. The founding father of North Augusta, James U. Jackson, completed construction on Rosemary Hall in 1902. The home echoes the classic style of the antebellum era, although the interior reflects the fashion of the Gilded Age. In 1992, Rosemary and Lookaway (Rosemary's sister property across the street) were completely renovated and restored as a pair of historic inns with twenty-three guest rooms. Today, Rosemary Inn provides the perfect setting for business meetings, luncheons, afternoon tea, weddings and receptions, or just a relaxing overnight stay.
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  • The Kaminski House Museum
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    Address:
    1003 Front St.
    Georgetown, SC 29440

    Contact:
    843-546-7706

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    Location:
    Lowcountry

    The Kaminski House Museum

    1769 waterfront home tours and gift shop

    Located in the heart of Georgetown’s Historic District, the Kaminski House was built about 1769, and contains an outstanding collection of American and English furniture and decorative arts from the 18th and 19th centuries. Featured are several interesting examples of Charleston cabinetmaking of the 1800s. Open to the public since 1973, the Kaminski House Museum is a teaching tool for presenting history. From the promise of the colonial period to the difficulties of Civil War and Reconstruction to the current day, the site serves as a backdrop to the growth and changes in Georgetown and the surrounding areas. There's also Julia's Past & Presents Museum Shop that carries tons of unique local items from sweetgrass baskets to jewelry!


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  • Woodburn
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    Address:
    130 History Lane
    Pendleton, SC 29670

    Contact:
    864-646-7249

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    Location:
    Mountain Lakes

    Woodburn Plantation

    1830s four story "summer home" and farmstead

    Woodburn is a handsome, four-story mansion built around 1830 by Charleston resident Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (SC's Lieutenant Governor during the Nullification Crisis) as his summer residence when Pendleton was one of South Carolina’s first summer resorts. With expansive porches, oversized doors/windows and high ceilings, it reflects the architectural tradition of Caribbean plantation houses which were designed for coolness. The farm was the birthplace of Jane Edna Hunter, a nationally recognized African-American activist and reformer who founded the Phyllis Wheatley Society. A replica of the two-room cabin in which she was born is being built on the grounds. The 12-acre site also includes a replica of the Adger Victorian Carriage House, an 1810 log cabin/cookhouse and a nature trail that leads to the ruins of former farm buildings.


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