Yemassee ~ Cotton Hall Tour
Join us as we open the doors of Cotton Hall on Saturday, June 25th from 10 am to 4 pm. If you joined us for the last House Tour, you’ll want to join us again! Cotton Hall recently underwent some small renovations and the rooms look better than ever.
This event allows you the convenience of choosing the time of your guided house tour! Tickets will allow you to walk freely throughout the property and visit our market with local vendors.
All tickets are permitted up to ONE hour inside the main house. From there, your ticket will provide you access through the Alley of Oaks and Local Vendor Market. Once your tour is completed, you’ll be able to walk through the house again at your leisure.
This event will take place RAIN OR SHINE. Tickets are non-refundable.
No strollers | No pets | No smoking | No refunds
About the house and property:
Originally a part of the Tomotley Barony granted by the King of England, Cotton Hall is a privately owned and maintained property in Yemassee, SC, just off the old Sheldon Church Road where revolutionary battles were fought for independence and Sherman marched on his campaign from Savannah to Columbia. The original home, owned by George C. Heyward, was destroyed by Sherman’s troops during the Confederate War.
This property has changed hands many times; some of the more notable former owners include Colonel Palmer, nephew of Edmund Bellinger, and Colonel John McPherson dating back to 1803. The historical plantation was not known as Cotton Hall until Daniel Howard, Esquire, took ownership. Although there aren’t any pictures of the original antebellum house, there are multiple live oaks that obviously mark the site of the original setting. Today Cotton Hall is one of the most notable plantations in the Lowcountry with the sweeping avenue of oaks leading up to the Georgian style 10,000 sq. ft. main house built in the late 1920’s, in addition there are multiple supportive out buildings, stables, and a manager’s house. The house was built by Clarke & Clarke, of Savannah, is of New England Colonial type of architecture and painted white with twenty-six rooms and nine baths. The main part of the building is two stories and it spreads out into long, low wings on either side.