South Carolina’s Only Known Fully-Intact Slave Village Is A Somber Step Back In Time

Most native South Carolinians can name at least one plantation near where they were raised where the history of slavery is ingrained into the land. Friendfield Plantation, located in Georgetown, South Carolina, was but one of them. Today it is considered one of the most well-preserved slave villages in the state – and you can take tour, if you like. (Note: the village is on private property and tours must be scheduled in advance. More information is available at the end of this short article.)

Friendfield Village is located on private property. To schedule a tour, visit the official website of Hobcaw Barony. Various tours are offered. We’d suggest starting with the Introductory Tour which lasts approximately two hours and includes transportation to the highlights found within this 16,000-acre property. The Introductory Tours are scheduled throughout the week and are currently $20/person. A schedule of the tours can be found at this link.

For more historic plantations found within South Carolina, keep reading here.