Hampton Plantation State Historic Site is tucked away among live oaks and magnolias about an hour from downtown Charleston. Most of the plantation land is no longer in use and has reverted to natural wooded and swampy conditions. The main house, a Georgian-style mansion, was built in 1735. The property was sold in 1757, and the new owner added a two-story ballroom on one side, and a master bedroom suite on the other. The property tells the story of the freed people who made their homes in the Santee Delta region for generations after emancipation. Visitors can explore the mansion, wander the plantation grounds, or look out upon Wambaw Creek at the remains of rice fields that once stretched as far as the eye could see. Admission to the grounds is free, but there is a fee to tour the house.
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April - October 9 am - 6 pm
November - March 9 am - 5 pm
Mansion Hours: Guided Tours
Sun., Mon., Tues., Fri., and Sat.
at 12 pm - 2 pm
Grounds are free
Adults (16+) $10
Child (6-15) $5
Children 5 and under Free
What: First Thursday Hikes
When: May 4, 2023
Time: 10 am - 11 pm
Where: Parking Lot
Join us for a ranger-led hike the first Thursday of every month! Each hike will cover a different topic, ranging from tree species to the history of the landscape.
What: Make Your Own Sweetgrass Basket
When: May 13, 2023
Time: 11 am - 3 pm
Where: Hampton Plantation
Admission: $45 per person
Come out to Hampton Plantation State Historic Site to learn a centuries-old practice that goes back to the coasts of West Africa. Every member of the family aided in making sweetgrass baskets, and the skill of this art form was passed on to each new generation. Bring a friend and join Ms. Barbara McCormick as she passes on the tradition to you! Tickets are $45 per person. Space is limited so please call & RSVP with your name and number of people in your party soon. Bring your own scissors, snacks, water and bug spray.
What: Stargazing at Hampton Plantation
When: May 20, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Where: Hampton Plantation Ranger Station
Join the Lowcountry Stargazers at Hampton Plantation as they help you explore the night sky. Prepare to be dazzled by the endless beauty of Hampton Plantation's night sky. From planets to the Milky Way, these stargazers will help you see the cosmos in a whole new light! Bring a lawn chair, bring your own telescope, and enjoy the program!
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