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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


Top 5 Things To Do

  1. Enjoy a house tour and explore the plantation’s Georgian-style mansion.
  2. Visit one of the many historic cemeteries that reside in South Carolina at Hampton Plantation State Historic Site.
  3. Step back in time as you explore the grounds where rice fields once stretched as far as the eye could see.
  4. Discover the surrounding Santee Delta’s natural beauty, which inspired the works of a South Carolina poet laureate, Arhibald Rutledge, who once lived here.
  5. Have a picnic under an old Southern oak tree overlooking a view similar to what George Washington saw when he stood on the Hampton family’s portico in 1791.