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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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Unique Ruins

This is a nice stop for family to learn about the history of the area. It is an easy walk for older folks and very interesting.

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Karen D
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McDonough, Georgia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's just a few walls of the main building and 2 other smaller areas where the slaves' dwelling used to be. There are a few boards giving you a little bit of the history of the house, and the era. Don't expect anything big and you won't be dissapointed. :)

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Needham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an easy activity to do, it's free and on the beaten path and only takes 10 mins so check it out if you're biking in Sea Pines on Hilton Head. Plus it's a sobering stop amidst a vacation paradise. The ruins are basically housing foundations dating from a late 1700's cotton plantation. The construction is Tabby, which is... More 

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Warren, Michigan, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you are on the island and have a quick minute it is a very unique piece of american history to see the remains of a plantation house and how was constructed hundreds of years ago it is free and only takes a few minutes to walk the site

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Alexandria VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not worth a special trip, but if you are walking or riding on the wonderful trails, or driving to Harbortown, take the side trip for a quick visit. Interesting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We really enjoyed the Sea Pines Bike Trail and this was a nice quick stop to look at for a few minutes. The plaques gave some good background history and the setting was wooded and nice. I wouldn't make a huge effort to come as it is not a "must see" site, but if you are in the area or... More 

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McDonough, Georgia
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is a nice stop for family to learn about the history of the area. It is an easy walk for older folks and very interesting.

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Corunna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stumbled on this place while driving around Sea Pines. What is really interesting about it is that the entire plantation was built with sea shells. Fun to walk around and learn about how it was done and the history of the plantation. No cost involved.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stop here everytime we come to Hilton Head. My mother-in-law is a Baynard, so it's like visiting family. As houses were built in the area, the upkeep has continued, and more tabby slave houses have been uncovered. Its a neat little bit of Hilton Head history.

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13dolphnfn
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Wasn't a whole lot to it. One building, two (flat) slave quarters and what was I guess was once a kitchen (sqare about 4 feet tall) Not really worth the $6.00 to get into the resort.

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Millersport, Ohio
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting but unless you are really into the history of plantations there's not much to see...just the foundations of a couple buildings.

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