Hopsewee Plantation

      Georgetown SC

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      349 reviews
      Nov 14, 2023
      Group size: 25 - 45
      Hopsewee Plantation
      Georgetown SC

      • Email address verified
      349 reviews

      Nov 14, 2023
      Group size: 25 - 45

      About this trip

      I can't wait to share this trip with lovers of history, southern culture, food, architecture, crafts and archaeology.  A tour of Hopsewee is as comprehensive as it is unique.  This is one of the oldest historic preservations open to the public in the United States.  It has been preserved since its construction between 1735 and 1740.  Only five families have owned the plantation and it has remained essentially the same for almost three centuries!  Hopsewee remains open to the public due to the desire of the current owners, who live in the house, to share its rich legacy.  

      A 2 1/2 hour drive brings us to an enjoyable afternoon of tours, lunch in the Tea House and a Gullah Geechee presentation offering  narrative about the experiences of the enslaved West Africans as shared by a local folklorist and cultural preservationist.  The knowledge, ingenuity and labor of the Gullah Geechee people contributed not only to the wealth and success of rice and indigo plantations but also to the wealth of colonial South Carolina and the nation.    On the way back, we stop at the Hammock Shops which is a collection of twenty one shops located in a low country village of bungalows.  

      Activity Level

      Some walking on unstable surfaces is required for this trip.  

      Cancellation Policy

      Full refunds are possible if the trip can be resold to another passenger.  

      Suggested Reading!

      Reading "The Indigo Girl" by Natasha Boyd will enhance your trip experience.  This historical fiction tells the story about Hopsewee and South Carolina's largest export, Indigo.  The dye was produced by the real life character of this book as a teenage girl, Eliza Lucas Pinkney in the early 1700's.  

      Lunch Menu

      The day includes a delicious lunch where you get to choose from 1. Shrimp & Grits with House Salad 2. Blue Cheese Spinach Quiche with House Salad 3. Chicken Salad Platter with Potato Salad, Pasta Salad and Bean Salad. 4. Lowcountry Sampler of Pulled Port, Pirleau, Collard Greens, Mac & Cheese and Sweet Potato Casserole.  

      All meals served with Pimento Cheese Biscuits, Chef's Choice Dessert, Choice of Iced Tea, Minted Lemonade or Soft Drink

      What’s included

      • Tour
        Guided tour of the house and planation grounds
      • Presentation
        Gullah Geechee presentation
      • Lunch
        Choice of Four luncheon menu in the charming Tea House.
      • Transportation
        In a luxury Motorcoach
      • Tour Host
        Trip hosted and coordinated by Patty
      • Extras
        Snacks and water on the Coach

      What’s not included

      • Driver Gratuity

      Available Packages

      Day Trip Per Person Price


      Day Trip
      Hopsewee Plantation

      8am - Depart Compass Pointe

      8:15am - Second departure from Harris Teeter parking lot in Leland

      11am - Arrive at Hopsewee

      Two hour tour/presentation followed by lunch

      Stop at The Hammock Shops en route to Leland

      Approx. 6:30pm - Return to Leland

      Your Organizer

      349 reviews
      I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!


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