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Baynard Plantation Ruins

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Address: Baynard Park Road, Harbour Town, Hilton Head, SC
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Tours are available through the remains of a plantation house dating back...

Tours are available through the remains of a plantation house dating back to the 1800s.

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Island history spot

This is an interesting attraction. The ruins are not extensive but the interpretive signs are well done. It is free and a good way to spend a half hour learning about the early... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Herbi47
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Hamilton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was not able to see the last trip to HHI due to hurricane damage. Once they get that fixed up it is worth the hunt to find as it gives a nice perspective of how it was before...

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Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Harbour Town this is just a few minutes away. Really not much to see, but if you're interested in history it's worth a quick stop. The foundation of a former slave shack and little more than that of the owners house, a bit of syone wall and windiw spaces.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love visiting these ruins. Not a lot, but fascinating nonetheless. To visualize how the slaves lived and worked is sobering.

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Hamilton, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting attraction. The ruins are not extensive but the interpretive signs are well done. It is free and a good way to spend a half hour learning about the early history of H.H. Island.

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The Villages, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Only two foundations with story boards to show what the buildings might have looked like in the mid 19th century. Quite interesting, but leaves you longing for more.

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Ellington, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

it was neat, and pretty cool to look at, bummer that they now so little and can't know exactly what each building was. Was expecting more, but it's a quick stop, even if you take your time and read everything and look at everything there is to see, Bring bug spray!

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Thank Kelly264
Woodstock, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The grounds around the plantation house is very pretty. There really isn't a lot to see her however. Remnants of one plantation house and foundations of a couple additional structures. It was interesting reading about Baynard and his wealth.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

It's a neat place to visit to learn a little history. Not a lot to see but you get an idea of how it was back in the day.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Would have loved to spend more time, but mosquitos were terrible. Interesting architectural history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Interesting home ruins dating back hundreds of years. No tour guides, only signs with text but you definitely get the feel of how life was on the island way back when.

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