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Perfect day trip from Myrtle Beach to Charleston SC

A great day trip from Myrtle Beach to historic Charleston, a contemporary city with old-world charm, carriage rides and cobblestone streets. perfect for the history buff!
You go along the same route that George Washington took,  even visit a plantation where he stayed and its free!
As you leave Myrtle Beach you pass Huntington it just gets prettier, the lush green of the trees that line both sides of the road, as you near Pawleys Island on your left is whats left of Magnolia Beach Motel, Pawleys Island, it was used by African Americans during the 40s and 50s, a time when they were not welcome at any other motels, its also known as the “first black motel” .

Georgetown is a place with rich history, First settled in 1526 by the Spaniards, Georgetown was the wooden boat show festival that’s super cool, one of the nation’s best wooden boat exhibits with more than 100 classic wooden boats! you can come here have a great meal at The River Room , do a little history tour with 5 museums.

first settlement in North America, it was a major producer of caviar in 1900’s, and a big shipping port, with pirates and all!, they have a

On south you go as you enter McClellanville, go over two bridges, on your right look for the signs Hampton Plantation State Park, you turn right on state road 10-857, Rutledge road, Hampton is on the right, 1950 Rutledge Rd McClellanville, SC 29458‎ (843) 546-9361, the park is free but to go inside the House admission fee: $7.50/adult; $3.75/S.C. Senior; $3.50/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 & younger. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
 Hampton Plantation State Historic Site is home to the remote, final remnants of a colonial-era rice plantation. South Carolina’s finest example of a large two-and-a-half frame Georgian plantation house. Visitors can explore the mansion, wander the plantation grounds or look out upon Wambaw Creek at the remains of rice fields that once stretched as far as the eye could see. A few Geocaches are here i hide the Sunday Fun Day Hampton Plantation geocache.

Hampton inspired the works of a South Carolina poet laureate, Archibald Rutledge, who lived here and gave it to the people of South Carolina as a legacy.  The site is a National Historic Landmark.

When you leave here take a left back the way you came, then take a right on the dirt road  (the old Georgetown Highway) in 5 miles
or so, you come to a very old church on your right, St. James Santee Parish Church, Charleston County, South Carolina, have a look around, you can open the door and go inside, its very cool. Just continue down the dirt road, when you come to the stop sign and the paved road take a left go to Hwy 17 take a right going south.

 a few miles on your left is Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center, The Sewee Center is home for four endangered Red wolves. See! Touch! Hear! Experience the unique heritage and natural history of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Jointly operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service,the Sewee Center showcases the valuable ecosystems of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and the Francis Marion National Forest.

 Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center, 5821 Highway 17 North, Awendaw, SC 29429 Phone: (843) 928-3368 hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

You should be getting hungry a great cheap hot dog place called Jacks Cosmic Dogs is going to be on your left in Mount Pleasant 2805 U.S. 17 Mount Pleasant, SC 29466 (843) 884-7677   and if you have one of those picky veggie only types they even have Delicious Vegetarian Options!

The Best Thing I Ever Ate – Alton Brown
Food Channel
“If I was on my death bed, I could eat 2 maybe 3 Cosmic Dogs.”

Part one of Perfect day trip from Myrtle Beach to Charleston SC

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