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 to Saturday with tours on the hour 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Dining is available from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. We close for weddings and special events, so please be sure to check our calendar (click below) for availability.
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.
Take a guided tour to explore the historic house or learn about the storied history of the Gullah-Geechee culture through a presentation with local interpreters. You can even participate in a hands-on workshop at Hopsewee for traditional sweetgrass basketweaving!
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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