June 29, 2009

Frampton Plantation

In South Carolina, we saw a billboard advertising Frampton Plantation along I-95 and decided to take a look. It's just off the highway at exit 33 and serves as a (free) visitors center for the "Low Country" region.

The original house was burned during the Civil War and rebuilt in 1868. I just read that it was donated in 1993 to the Lowcountry Tourism Commission by Columbia developer Wymann Boozer.

The property features some marvelous old live oaks and signs for the Revolutionary War Trail (tracing the travels of Loyalist surgeon Uzal Johnson) and the Civil War's Frampton Line (see below).

I purchased a book in the gift shop called Civil War Tours of the Low Country: Beaufort, Hilton Head, and Charleston, South Carolina. I liked the fact that it had plenty of large photos of the various sites.


  1. visited frampton on my way to charleston from florida april 2010,whata nice place to stop at ,really good gift shop inside and the live oak out the front ,bring your camera,recommend a visit if your passing just off the 1-95 on hwy 17 on the right to charleston.

  2. Yes, I agree. Thanks for your comment.

  3. We stopped here also on our way back from Charleston to Florida. Our visit was really by chance as we were looking for someplace nice to eat our "Subway" lunch. This plantation is right next door and it truly couldn't have been more of a surprise that we'd find a great, historical place to eat our lunch. Recommend a short visit...very nice.

  4. I stopped here on a trip north through the Carolinas. Nice place, peaceful, decent gift shop. I didn't see much info on the plantation's history. One thing I found strange was a sign in the men's restroom. It had a long, rambling message essentially trying to shame you into spending money after stopping to use the bathroom. I think they were trying to be clever,but I thought it was rude, a real turnoff.


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