Time to Tour Historic Plantations and Homes in Georgetown

April 2024
Written By: 
Angela Robertson
Photographs by: 
courtesy of Suzanne Doyle

History buffs and those who appreciate artistry, culture, and elegance need look no further than the 77th Annual Tour of Historic Plantations and Homes in Georgetown. 

Founded in 1729, Georgetown boasted great wealth, thanks to the booming economy gleaned from raising rice and indigo on large plantations. Dozens of these magnificent colonial homes and gardens still stand near the banks of the area’s five rivers. 

The tour begins at Prince George Winyah Church’s parish hall, where visitors can collect maps, brochures, and bag lunches. Gorgeous artwork from the Georgetown Watercolor Society and homemade goodies are available for purchase, as are publications from the Georgetown Historical Society. At the tour's end, people are invited to Tea, held at the historic Winyah Indigo Society Hall.

“The Tour of Historic Plantations and Homes attracts people with a wide variety of interests - whether it’s learning more about the unique history of Georgetown, exploring beautiful gardens in spring bloom, or admiring the extensive work and care it takes to maintain the interiors and exteriors of these magnificent homes,” Noel Rinehart, publicity chair for the Tour, explains. “Most of the homes and plantations on this Tour are not open to the public, so this is the only time tour-goers have an opportunity to access these amazing properties.” 

77th Annual Plantation Tours
Friday-Saturday, April 5-6
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
$60/day or $110 both days
300 Broad St., Georgetown
(843) 633-1502