Get a True Taste of The South at Hopsewee Plantation
Get a true taste of the south during your Myrtle Beach vacation by visiting Hopsewee Plantation. Located a short drive south in Georgetown, this national historic landmark represents a beautifully preserved part of the history. This plantation is completely in its original state and has never been renovated or updated, giving visitors a rare glimpse into the past.
Take a tour of this picturesque historic home to truly appreciate its significance. In true plantation style, this house is a traditional two story dwelling with large wrap around porches with gorgeous white columns and a welcoming staircase up to the front door. Inside, guests will marvel at the original hardwood floors and hand carved craftsmanship that is displayed in every corner. The house is furnished with original eighteenth and nineteenth century furniture, giving it even more character. Enjoy touring the entire facility, from attic to cellar.
Also on the grounds is the River Oak Cottage, a place for visitors to enjoy an elegant tea in true English fashion with a little southern flare. Guests can enjoy “Southern Tea” from 10am – 4pm and choose from a variety of options that range from tea samples, like the Hopsewee House Blend, the Earl Grey cream tea, and the peach tea, to savories, like cucumber sandwiches, blue cheese spinach quiche, and salmon mousse, and sweets, like scones and pastries. If you are craving something more substantial, a full lunch menu is also available and includes southern staples like shrimp and grits, tomato tart, turkey and brie sandwich, and southern gumbo over Carolina rice.
You can also take a little bit of Hopsewee Plantation love back with you. Choose from a variety of soups, cakes, teas, and their famous pimento cheese biscuits, all available in different quantities and sizes. The Gin Gin Soup, made with fresh chicken, various mushrooms, and wild rice, is a visitor favorite! The caramel pound cake is also another southern tradition that can’t be beaten.
Hopeswee Plantation is truly a hidden gem and warrants an afternoon trip. Great for groups of any size, this national landmark is sure to please both young and old. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website.