View of house at South Carolina National Historic Landmark Hopsewee Plantation, birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr.

Experience Southern History at Hopsewee Plantation

Built circa 1740, some 40 years before the American Revolutionary War, Hopsewee Plantation was one of the South's major rice plantations and the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.


Now a private residence, this National Historic Landmark—near Myrtle Beach and Charleston in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry—is open Tuesday-Saturday, with tours on the hour 10:00 am until 3:00 pm and beginning at 11:00 on Saturdays. Dining is available Tuesday-Saturday from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.

moon shadow over Hopsewee
eclipse celebration

Where will you be on August 21, 2017? We hope you’ll be with us as we celebrate the total solar eclipse with Moon Shadow over Hopsewee, featuring music, dancing, tours, classes, along with drinks and Lowcountry dining. Get all the details here, and be sure to get your tickets early to secure your front-row seat to the lunar event of a lifetime!

Sign greeting visitors to the River Oak Cottage Tea Room at Hopsewee. Photo by Mick Schulte.

Eat and Drink

English tradition meets southern charm at the sophisticated River Oak Cottage Tea Room, a versatile venue featuring a full menu, sweet and savory treats and a wide selection of teas.

Weaving a sweetwater basket during a workshop at Hopsewee.

Do and See

Take a guided tour to explore
the historic house
from attic to cellar or learn the storied history
of traditional sweetgrass basketweaving in a hands-on workshop at Hopsewee.

Hopsewee is a picture-perfect backdrop for bridal occasions.

Plan an Event

With beautiful and bucolic wooded grounds along the peaceful North Santee River, Hopsewee Plantation provides the picture-perfect backdrop for private parties or your special bridal occasion.

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

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