Hampton Plantation


Hampton Plantation

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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Hampton Plantation Address and Map


Hampton Plantation
1950 Rutledge Rd

McClellanville SC 29458
(843) 546-9361
Hampton Plantation Website


Hampton Plantation Hours and Admission


Hours:
Ground Hours:  
April - October 9 am - 6 pm
November - March 9 am - 5 pm
Mansion Hours: Guided Tours
Friday - Tuesday
at 12 pm - 3 pm

Admission: 
Grounds are free
House Admission:
Adults (16+) $10
Child (6-15) $5
Children 5 and under Free


Current and Upcoming Events
at Hampton Plantation


What: Bat Ecology
When: Oct. 21 - 22, 2022
Time: 6 pm - 7:45 pm
Where: Hampon Plantation Ranger Station
Admission: Free

Come see scientists at work! Watch as nets are set up to capture bats as they exit their roost in the historic kitchen building. Scientists will measure the captured bats and attach tracking devices to learn where the bats are going! Bat ecology, biology and the history of bats at Hampton Plantation will be discussed. You can join the scientific effort as participants but due to the delicate nature of the bats, your participation will be the “WATCH” only kind. No touching will be permitted. If possible, bats will be shown to the public before their release, however, there is no guarantee. What to bring: Headlamp or flashlight, water bottle, bug spray, dress for the weather, camp chair. Program is free but registration required. *All bat netting and handling will be lawfully conducted by State and Federally permitted biologists.


What: Hanging out with Rafinesque's Big-Eared Bats
When: Oct. 22, 2022
Time: 1 pm - 1:45 pm
Where: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

It's the time of year when we focus on the legends and lore of Hampton Plantation and the South Santee area! This tour includes the history of the house as well as a storytelling session about the haunts of Hampton. Tickets are $10 and can be bought ahead of time or on the day of the event.


What: Stargazing at Hampton Plantation
When: Oct. 22, 2022
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Where: Hampon Plantation Ranger Station
Admission: Free

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!


What: Legends of Lore of Hampton Plantation
When: Oct. 22 & 29, 2022
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Where: Hampon Plantation Ranger Station
Admission: $10

It's the time of year when we focus on the legends and lore of Hampton Plantation and the South Santee area! This tour includes the history of the house as well as a storytelling session about the haunts of Hampton. Tickets are $10 and can be bought ahead of time or on the day of the event.


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