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.

Sign greeting visitors to the River Oak Cottage Tea Room at Hopsewee. Photo by Mick Schulte.
Weaving a sweetwater basket during a workshop at Hopsewee.
Hopsewee is a picture-perfect backdrop for bridal occasions.

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.

Do and See

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

Plan an Event

With beautiful wooded grounds along the peaceful North Santee River, Hopsewee Plantation provides a picture-perfect backdrop for your bridal occasion.

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