Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, the tours attract folks from all over South Carolina and beyond. Many out-of-towners enjoy overnight accommodations at DeBordieu for the weekend. If you need help with that, give me a call at 843-455-4523, or email me at TroiKaz@DeBordieu.com and I’ll hook you up with our on-site rental department.
The majority of the plantations and town houses are privately owned and graciously shared with the Episcopal Church Women of Prince George, Winyah Parish once per year. A different group of homes is on tour each day.
As part of the tour of pre-Revolutionary and antebellum churches, town houses and plantations, visitors are invited to the Winyah Indigo Society Hall for tea each afternoon.
Home baked goods, original framed art from local artists, many of them members of the church, books from the Georgetown Historical Society, and the award winning cookbook, Plantation Tours and Tastes, will be available for sale in the Parish Hall.
In addition, the annual Oyster Roast & Pig Pickin’ hosted by the Prince George Men’s Minsitry will take place on Friday, March 28th 6:00 pm at Hazzard Marine, 200 S. Meeting St, Georgetown. $25 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased with Tour tickets or through the church office.
Houses will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Please allow a full day for each day’s tour. Histories and maps showing the routes for the day are provided with tickets. Hosts and hostess will be happy to answer any questions concerning the houses that are open. Visitors provide their own transportation. Only cars and vans are allowed on the tours because of the many low-hanging oak limbs and soft roadbeds. Buses are not allowed.
All Visitors are requested to wear low heeled shoes for their own comfort, as well, as for the protection of the old floors and rugs. You are also reminded that no photographs may be taken inside homes.
The following lists tour locations per day.
FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
1. Prince George, Winyah, E. Church
2. Kaminiski House Museum
3. Belle Isle Yacht Club/Battery White
4. Estherville Plantation
5. Hopsewee Plantation
6. Millbrook Plantation
7. Rice Hope Plantation
8. The Oaks Plantation
9. Santee Gun Club
10. Wicklow Hall Plantation
11. Samuel Kirton House
12. Thomas Hutchinson House
13. Winyah Indigo Society Hall
G Grounds Only
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
1. Prince George, Winyah, E. Church
G 2. All Saints Churchyard
3. Chicora Wood Plantation
4. Prince Frederick Summer Chapel
5. Rosemont Planation
6. Waverly Plantation
7. Arundel Plantation
8. Robert Stewart House
G 9. Arcadia Plantation
G 10. Mansfield Plantation
SALE OF TICKETS – In consideration of the homeowners, only a limited number of tickets will be sold for each day; therefore, advance ticket orders are highly recommended. Advance tickets are available by mail only ending March 14th (any order received before that date will be returned). Due to the time it takes to process the orders and return them by mail, ANY ORDERS POSTMARKED AFTER THE DATE DESIGNATED WILL BE RETURNED. If available, tickets will be sold at the Parish Hall on the day of the tour beginning at 9:00 a.m. Two day tickets will also be sold at the Parish Hall on a first-come basis. The price for tickets is $40.00 for either a Friday or a Saturday ticket. Please specify day desired when ordering tickets. Two-day tickets are available for $70.00. Please add $3.00 to order for postage and handling. Only personal checks for the full amount will be accepted, and must accompany the order. Please make check payable to “Plantation Tours”.
Bag lunches will be available for purchase at the Parish Hall on tour days. Vegetarian lunches will be available. Due to the rapid sale of lunches, they may be ordered by pre-paying at the time advance tour tickets are purchased. Please specify the number of lunches, as well as, the day you desire your lunch, and remit $5.00 per lunch.
Address ticket and lunch requests to: Plantation Tours, P.O. Box 1307, Georgetown, SC 29442
(NO REFUNDS ON ADVANCE TICKETS)
For further information, please contact Lisa Collins at (843) 545-8291 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.