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Charleston Tea Plantation

#1 of 5 things to do in Wadmalaw Island Features Animals
6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
+1 843-559-0383
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Went here after 4 days in Charleston and on our way to Folly Beach. Just a bit out of the way but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
herb B
Atlanta, Georgia
Interesting tour of what goes into growing tea

Jim, the trolley driver, was very knowledgable and entertaining. I would recommend taking the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amy B
Campbell Hill, Illinois
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The Charleston Tea Plantation is the home of American Classic Tea, tea grown in America. It is located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry. Its grounds include 127 acres of Camellia Sinensis tea plants, a working Tea Factory and a charming Plantation Gift Shoppe. Also available to guests is an adventurous and educational Trolley Tour that explores the scenic grounds that produce American Classic Tea. Complimentary tea is served to visitors throughout the day
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“trolley ride” (98 reviews)
“gift shop” (286 reviews)
“factory tour” (236 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29401
+1 843-559-0383
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Reviewed yesterday

Went here after 4 days in Charleston and on our way to Folly Beach. Just a bit out of the way but well worth it. Factory tour and tram ride very informative and interesting. Actually learned some things. Nice shaded patio to rock in the...More

Thank herb B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Jim, the trolley driver, was very knowledgable and entertaining. I would recommend taking the trolley tour. Free samples of the tea available in the gift shop.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great stop for any tea lover! The plantation is a little out of the way of the city but worth the drive! The gift shop offers free samples of a variety of their teas (hot and cold) as well as a free...More

Thank AutumnHardin
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was well worth the journey out of the city. The tours were very informative and very reasonably priced.

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are looking for a half day trip, visiting America's only tea plantation is an enjoyable experience. Entrance to the gift store and brief 15 minute factory tour are free. The trolley ride throughout the growing fields is $10.00 per person. It was fun...More

Thank FrequentTraveler1225
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to check this place out, as we found it on tripadvisor and was something different. It was worth checking out. The access to the factory and the gift shop, where you can taste the tea, was free. It is worth the $10/person to...More

Thank CarrieNSC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 4 (kids 11&13) enjoyed our visit. General admission to the gift shop, production facility and parking is free. You may visit the gift shop and try 6 different flavors of iced tea and 6 flavors of hot tea and their self serve tea...More

Thank klmn0120
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you for your kind review! We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit to the plantation. The trolley tour is definitely a favorite among families, as are the tea samples in our gift shop! As Charleston summers do get...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never knew there was only one Tea Plantation in the US. The 35 minute trolley tour (which costs $10) was informative and Bob our driver was very friendly. The factory tour is free and takes about 15 minutes. It is self guided and you...More

Thank Butch E
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review, Butch! We're so glad to hear that you found your visit with us interesting and informative. We're proud to be North America's only commercial tea plantation and produce 100% American-grown tea. We appreciate you stopping to see us! Please...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an excellent place to visit. They have free tea samples, hot and cold. It is the only tea made in the states. There is a factory tour that is free. If you want to tour the plantation there is a $10 trolley tour...More

Thank 13betty
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you for your kind review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and found the plantation an excellent place to visit! We love to hear that our visitors walk away having learned something new. We appreciate you coming out...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

after seeing the amazing Angel Oak Tree we traveled 10 miles to the tea Plantation. nice big property and we chose the free factory tour with a lot of sampling of tea! it was a great visit and would recommend to others

Thank Scully48
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you for your kind review! We're so glad that you made the short trip from the Angel Oak and that you had a great visit with us. We greatly appreciate your recommendation. We hope you'll come see us again!

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Darrell M
23 March 2017|
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Response from Sanders3 | Reviewed this property |
30 to 40 mins - but it is such a pretty drive - well worth it - tree lined, scenic and the plantation is also such a lovely place.
3 February 2017|
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Response from ChattanoogaNB | Reviewed this property |
Bigelow family/Chn Tea Plantation contracted with Whole Foods to carry their Bigelow tea...an option for source of purchase.....
12 November 2016|
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Response from ScarboroughFair | Reviewed this property |
Hi, My question would be have you ever been to Charleston? If you have and think you have seen everything you want to see there, then this side trip to the tea plantation is worthwhile. However, if you've never been to... More