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On the Road to Charleston

Posted: January 17, 2019 by Faith Robertson

Many of you are so excited at the prospect of getting down to Charleston from Myrtle Beach that you miss some great stops along the way.

Before you arrive in the lovely town of Georgetown you will come upon Hopsewee Plantation on the left off Rt. 17 S.  The Plantation was built circa 1740 and was a major rice plantation in its day.  The plantation opens for the 2019 year on January 29th and offers tours on the hour between Tuesdays and Saturdays.  You can also enjoy lunch or tea at The River Oak Cottage Tea Room.  Visit for more information.

Next, stop off on Georgetown’s Front Street.  There are several quaint shops, restaurants be sure to visit the waterfront.  Museums such as The Gullah Museum, Kaminski House, The Rice Museum and The South Carolina Maritime Museum are all interesting places to see

Next on the list is SeeWee Restaurant near the town of Awendaw.  The SeeWee Restaurant is just off of Rt. 17 South.  You may want to stop in and grab an order of She Crab Soup, Fried Green Tomatoes, Catfish, Shrimp, or Flounder and don’t forget the Hush Puppies!  Check out the menu here.

Another adventure you may enjoy is an excursion to Bull Island.  Take the 30-minute ferry ride over to the island where you can enjoy bird watching, shelling, biking or hiking the 16 miles of inland trails across Bull Island.

Last, but not least, on the road to Charleston is Boone Hall Plantation. This working farm is a must see stop for anyone traveling to and from Charleston.  At Boone Hall you can enjoy tours that explain what  daily life was like on a southern plantation.  Enjoy touring the grounds, visiting the market or attending one of the many special events scheduled at the plantation.  For more information, click on the following link.

Enjoy your trip to Charleston!

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