The Santee Delta

 The Santee River has the largest river delta on the east coast of the United States. The area is rich in history, with places to visit and things to see and do. Here are just some of the places I’ve visited in the area.

Hampton Plantation

The official SC State Historic Site page is the best resource for all the particulars, address, hours, and updated program information. Be sure to look at all of the information located in the sidebar! For those too far away to visit easily, and for visitors who love a deep dive of information, go to Virtual Exhibits, there are great House and Grounds tour links there.

Whatever brings you to this gate,
Whate’er the place from which you come
In human kind’s wide fellowship
Be welcome to this ancient Home.

Whatever brought you to this gate,
In peace and joy and love depart.
And may your life illumined be
By dreams of Hampton in your heart.

Archibald Rutledge
South Carolina Poet Laureate

Blog Post specific to a visit to Hampton

St James Santee

St. James-Santee Parish Episcopal Church 
The Brick Church at Wambaw – 1768

Old Georgetown Highway,  McClellanville, South Carolina

Detailed Directions Note that the location is close to Hampton Plantation.

Blog Post specific to a visit to St James – more about my dog friend…


Google Map address:
Hopseewee Plantation
494 Hopsewee Rd, Georgetown, SC 29440

Also the River Oak Cottage Tea Room is on site at Hopseewee. I had the Champagne and housemade syrups shown above, and a Lowcountry Sampler platter for lunch. Such a treat! Make reservations in advance.

St James Chapel of Ease – McClellanville

Google Maps address:
St James Santee Episcopal Chapel of Ease
205 Oak St, McClellanville, SC 29458

Prince Frederick Chapel Ruins

Google Maps address:
Prince Frederick Chapel
Plantersville Road

The site is fenced off and inaccessible except for along the road, due to the fragile nature of what’s left of the building. And idiot vandals.

Also In The Area

Both now private property.