Tour Approximately – 6 Hours
2) Gray Line Tour Guide
3) Admission to Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church
4) Admission to The Rice Museum & Gift Shop
5) Admission to Maritime Museum and Prevost Art Gallery
6) Admission to Kaminski House
7) Admission to Hopsewee Plantation
Tour Does Not Include:
2) Driver or Tour Guide Gratuities
Thursday, September 2
Price Per Person: $92.00
Tour Departs at 8 AM
(Please arrive 15 minutes early
This adventure begins with a visit to the 3rd Oldest English Settlement in the state. Georgetown was first founded in 1526 by the Spanish (failed and refounded in 1729 by the English). We start with the city’s Historic District, filled with Colonial, Revolutionary, Pre-Civil War and Victorian buildings. (Many of which today, house unique shops and eateries.) Visit the Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, circa 1750. (One of the oldest buildings in the state, still functioning as a church.) Then, on to The Rice Museum which provides a look into the history of Rice cultivation, through maps, artifacts, and paintings. Next, on to the Maritime Museum and The Prevost Art Gallery.
Lunch with a bit of shopping; along the Historic, Front Street/Harbor Walk Area; are next on the agenda. Followed by a visit to the Kaminski House ( circa mid-18th century), representing the typical Low Country ”single house” style of that era. The House sits on a bluff, overlooking the Sampit River … Built by a successful mercantile, Paul Trapier (also known as the King of Georgetown).
Finishing your day’s adventure is a trip through the Hopsewee Plantation (circa 1740). There, you will enjoy the exclusive ”Attic to Cellar Tour”, of the main house and its grounds. Located on the North Santee River, an Original Rice Plantation; and the birthplace to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Lynch Jr. This, National Historic Landmark, takes a step back, in time … To ”When Rice Was King.” In a gorgeous setting, surrounded by moss laden live oaks and a majestic array of camellias and azaleas.
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