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Ground Hours: Apr. - Oct. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., daily. Nov. - Mar. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Mansion Hours: Guided tours only, F, M and Tu noon and 2 p.m. Sa-Su 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.


11 a.m. to noon, daily

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Grounds are free.

House admission: $7.50/adult; $3.75/S.C. Senior; $3.50/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 & younger.

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Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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2 Trails: One to explore Hampton’s history and the other its natural beauty.

3 endangered species; the red-cockaded woodpecker, the swallow-kite, and endangered bats

2 cemeteries:  the historic African American Cemetery and the Rutledge Family gravesite

4 acres of “Wild Gardens”

12 rooms to explore during a tour of Hampton Plantation’s Mansion

220+ year old Washington Oak Tree, saved by the first president.

274 acres of land: enriched by natural beauty and centuries of history

300+ the number of articles, books, and stories written by Archibald Rutledge during his life

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site


Area Info

  • Driving Directions:
    From Georgetown: Travel S. on Hwy 17 for approximately 16 mi. After crossing the two Santee River bridges, turn rt. at the first intersection onto Rutledge Rd. Go three miles and the park entrance will be on the rt.

    From Charleston:Travel N on Hwy 17 for approximately 35 miles. Turn left onto Rutledge Rd, go three mi. and the park entrance will be on the rt.
  • Counties: Charleston County
  • Acreage: 274
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 23
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 7
  • Augusta, GA: 194
  • Charleston, SC: 35
  • Columbia, SC: 142
  • Florence, SC: 91
  • Charlotte, NC: 200
  • Atlanta, GA: 340
  • Greenville, SC: 245
  • Raleigh, NC: 212