Hampton Plantation  State Historic Site
1950 Rutledge RD | McClellanville, SC 29458 | Phone: 843-546-9361 | Fax: 843-527-4995 | hampton@scprt.com

Things To Do


  • Fishing Information : Enjoy fishing for catfish, bream and bass in Wambaw creek. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required.



  • Park Store/Gift Shop : The park gift shop offers numerous books, gifts and art reflective of South Carolina lowcountry history.

  • Bird Watching : Hampton Plantation is home to the unique and endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and swallow-tail kite. The park’s nature trail and quiet environs offer the perfect opportunity to watch for these special species.

  • Geocaching : Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.


  • Interpretive Trails : This easy, two-mile loop trail begins in the parking area and circles an abandoned rice field directly behind the Hampton Plantation Mansion. You will have an opportunity to explore the rich natural diversity, as well as the history, of the lowcountry, as you pass beneath ancient Magnolia trees that border the trail. You will find a map and information about the trail available on information kiosks at the parking area. Plaques along the way also offer historically significant information as well as information on local plants and animals. Bug repellent is recommended in the warmer seasons as ticks, horseflies, mosquitoes, and the southern "red bugs," or "chiggers," are common.