Type: Countryside, Day Trips, Gardens, Historic Sites
Established in 1718 on the banks of the Black River in present day Georgetown, Mansfield Plantation served primarily as a rice plantation, common for lowcountry plantations. This plantation, covering... Read More
Established in 1718 on the banks of the Black River in present day Georgetown, Mansfield Plantation served primarily as a rice plantation, common for lowcountry plantations. This plantation, covering almost 1,000 acres, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is owned and operated by descendents of the original Parker family owners. The Mansfield property has changed hands between influential area families for 92 years before finally being sold back into the Parker family in 2004. Mansfield Plantation is now a bed and breakfast inn, but offers plantation tours and afternoon tea to large groups, as well as nature walks and bird watching available on site. A group day trip or even overnight stay outside the city at Mansfield Plantation is doable, with a slave village and chapel, Oak alley, and Cypress swamp making plenty to explore. Two weeks notice is required for tours and tea sessions.
- Plantations: "Although Mansfield Plantation is located in the town of Georgetown, it makes a great day trip for any plantation lover or history buff!"
- Best for Plantations Because: Mansfield Plantation is a bed & breakfast on historic plantation grounds, and a pristine and relaxing retreat from the bustle of city travel.