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Join Hopsewee Plantation and the Kaminski House Museum as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution here in the state which saw more battles than any other–including the very first victory for freedom at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island on June 28, 1776.
We’ll be working with Georgetown County 250 Committee, a subcommittee of the South Carolina American Revolution Sestercentennial Commission (SC250), which aims to tell the entire story of the state's role in the Revolutionary War. The SC250 Commission will promote the state’s pivotal role in the American Revolution by informing and inspiring its residents and visitors.
The Georgetown 250 Commission will also be helping to identify sites in Georgetown County to add to the Liberty Trail, the American Battlefield Trust’s initiative to preserve and permanently protect over 2,500 acres of battlefield land from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War.
National Historic Landmark and home of Declaration of Independence signer Thomas Lynch, Jr., Hopsewee Plantation is a former rice plantation dating some 40 years before the Revolution. The home and grounds are open for guided tours Tuesday to Saturday and take place on the hour from 10 am until 3 pm. Dining is available at its River Oak Cottage Tea Room Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm.
Kaminski House Museum
Located on Georgetown's Front Street, the historic Kaminski House Museum is a preserved Georgian manor depicting 18th-century Southern life with antiques including a small collection of 18th century Charleston-made furniture.
Guided tours are available Monday through Saturday at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Its Museum Shop is open 10 am - 5 pm Monday through Saturday. For reservations, call 843-546-7706. • 1003 Front St., Georgetown, SC, 29440