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HOURS

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.

OFFICE

Noon - 1 p.m., daily

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ADMISSION

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

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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BY THE NUMBERS

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

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Historical Documents

Welcome to our historical, transcribed documents page.

The staff at Hampton Plantation State Historic Site is constantly collecting documents and searching for more primary sources about the inhabitants of Hampton, both free and enslaved. The inhabitants, primarily the owners, left behind a wealth of written documents. These documents give us a small, yet cloudy, window into their world, and sometimes prompt more questions than answers.

Why We Transcribe

Whenever we find a document that we do not have in our on-site files, we obtain a copy of it and transcribe it. During the past couple of years, we have had many requests for this information and felt that it was time to post the transcriptions on our website.

As with all transcriptions there will be some mistakes made on our part and some words that cannot be transcribed. Those are noted as, “________” in the documents. There are also some instances where we think the word in question could be several words, and those are noted by either being in red or with a / between them, for example “hands/lands.”



We have tried our best to retain all punctuation and spelling in the documents. Because of the human error factor we highly recommend that you obtain a copy of the original for your own records and compare our transcriptions with your own. If you find a discrepancy please let us know.



If you do find these documents of any help please let us know. We would love to hear from you.