Stop by Hopsewee Plantation, one of the oldest historic preservations open to the public in the United States. Located equidistant between Charleston, SC and Myrtle Beach, SC, Hopsewee Plantation is a must-see for those in the area. Enjoy your visit with a 1-hour Attic to Cellar tour of the plantation, and explore the home from top to bottom, room to room, including the two original slave cabins that still stand on the grounds. Learn about the rich history of Hopsewee, its previous families as well as its current owners, the Beatties, and the slaves who lived and worked on the plantation. Explore the grounds, graced with ancient moss-hung live oaks, beneath which are a majestic array of camellias and azaleas. A terraced dock nestled under the branches of a live oak provides a beautiful view of the Santee River. During your visit, make sure to enjoy the mossy oaks and river vista. Afterward, and enjoy lunch or tea at River Oak Cottage, ranked as one of the state's top tea rooms.