Limited capacity: 5 places available
We will tour the original, circa 1740, plantation home of Thomas Lynch, Jr., who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The house has remained essentially unchanged for almost three centuries. It is nestled among ancient live oaks, camellias and azaleas and has porches overlooking the North Santee River and the rice fields beyond. There are also two existing, original, slave cabins and a smokehouse. After touring the house we will be treated to a "Gullah Geechee" tour, in which we will explore the lives of the enslaved Africans who lived on Hopsewee land. We plan to dine, on the property, at the River Oak Cottage Tea Room.
Admission will be $20.00. Lunch will be at our own expense.
We will pay the entrance fee when we arrive. If we get 20 or more, the admission fee drops to $17.50.
Carpool arrangements will be made at a future date.