Hopsewee Plantation is a National Historic Landmark. Preserved since its construction between 1735 and 1740, only five families have lived in this house. It is also home to signer of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Lynch Jr. Two original slave cabins and a smokehouse remain with this Plantation house.
After a tour of this house from attic to cellar, we will enjoy a High Tea in the River Oak Tearoom that has been rated in the top three in the state of SC!
Later we will head over to Hampton Plantation on the edge of the Francis Marion National Forest. Hampton was established in 1735. Daniel Horry purchased the 600-acre property in 1735 and built the house in 1760. Two very famous people lived at Hampton, Eliza Lucas Pickney and Archibald Rutledge. The house is not furnished but you will see examples of Colonial Construction and hear stories of the people who lived there.