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Hampton Plantation State Historic Site


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

Contact:
843-546-9361

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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.