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11:03 am on Thursday March 6, 2014

Step into history at Hobcaw Barony

With just a 45-minute drive from Conway down U.S. 701 South, visitors can take a step back into history and view nature in all its splendor. With multiple slave villages from the 1800s, two historic homes, beaches, wetlands, marshlands and old rice...
12:52 pm on Tuesday May 29, 2012

Charlestowne Hotels Announces Summer Specials for US Military

Charlestowne Hotels 28 Bridgeside Blvd Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 873.972.1400   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2012     CHARLESTOWNE HOTELS OFFERS SUMMER SPECIALS TO U.S. MILITARY CHARLESTON, SC – In appreciation for their...
2:44 am on Friday July 16, 2010

Come see Charleston's hidden beach gem, Botany Bay

Image by Charlie MagazineSporting 4,630 acres of lovely natural beaches, marshes, woods, fields, and even a few ruins, a visit to Botany Bay Plantation - the Charleston area's newest public plantation - is really a must for anyone who loves nature...
5:28 am on Sunday July 11, 2010

About Charleston's Barbados roots

Image by Flickr user Timothy Valentine A sugar cane field on Barbados.In what I can only hope was a rather adept move to get paid to go on vacation, Stratton Lawrence has penned a nice lengthy article at the Charleston City Paper about the...
1:07 am on Saturday April 3, 2010

Medway Plantation

Image by Joseph Nienstedt An old oak sits on the grounds of the Medway Plantation that traces its roots to the 17th century. The photographer has more photos of the grounds over here, and you can see the main building here.
8:30 am on Monday October 5, 2009

Book sheds light onto Northern influence on Southern preservation

Image by AmazonImage by 20091005-land.jpg The Post and Courier has a piece on a book that features articles compiled between 1928 and 1932 by Chlotilde Martin chronicling the years when the South's failing plantations switched hands to Northerners...
7:11 am on Saturday September 12, 2009

Two Charleston plantations, two presentations of centuries past

Image by Flickr user ralphbod Image by 20090912-history.jpgRestoration versus preservation: it's a bit like a historical novel versus a history book. Jim Rutenberg recently used two of Charleston's grand plantations, Drayton Hall and Magnolia...
4:58 am on Tuesday July 28, 2009

Exploring South Carolina's gold: The rice culture

Image by Flickr user savannahgrandfather Image by 20090729-kaya.jpg For the more adventurous, you can explore the old rice canals by kayaking. Before there was cotton in South Carolina there was rice. And rice was big business. The Boston Globe has...