Moss-covered entrance to Hopsewee Plantation and its majestic ground live oaks. Photo by Mick Schulte of

The Grounds at Hopsewee Plantation

Step back into a serene spot in history. The golden vista of the North Santee River, set off by the cool green of ages-old trees and soft grays of the Spanish moss adorning them, set the stage for quiet reflection. Trails through the ground’s lush and peaceful woods are a nature lover’s delight.

"With walls of black cypress and floors of heart pine, this stately house on the banks of the North Santee River is the real thing."
—Steven Roberts, the Washington Post

the historic southern plantation home

Solidly built on a brick foundation covered by scored tabby, the house has stood the test of time since its construction some 40 years before the Revolutionary War. Typical of Lowcountry rice plantations of the early 18th century, the house features rooms opening into wide center halls on each floor as well as a full brick cellar, attic rooms, hand-carved molding and random-width heart-pine floors.

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494 Hopsewee Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440 | Phone: (843) 546-7891