Hampton County | Dining

Estill, Hampton and Varnville Dining


Elizabeth’s Ice Cream & Deli
205 Columbia Hwy, (803)625-9900

Lester’s Country BBQ
8500 Savannah Hwy, (803)625-2305


AjuA El Sabor De Mexico
304 1st St. E (803)943-0699

120 1st St, W (803)943-3399

Julienne’s Espresso Cafe
301 Lee Ave, (803)943-0056

Rigdon’s Fried Chicken
801 Magnolia St, W, (803)943-4383


Old Ice House Restaurant
987 West Carolina Ave, (803)914-0886

Hampton County | Sights to See

Hampton County Area Sights to See

Brunson Town Hall Museum

Brunson Museum
This museum is housed in the original town hall. Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” cited it as the world’s only town hall on stilts. Although no longer on stilts, it stands tall and proud as a landmark of this once “largest town” on the Charleston & Western Railroad. The main reason for the stilts was to provide shade for the artesian well.
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Hampton's American Legion Hut

Hampton’s American Legion Hut
302 Hoover Street South, Hampton
In 1933 the American Legion Post 108 constructed this building of local cypress logs. Today it still serves as a community gathering spot. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hampton County Courthouse

Hampton County Courthouse
1 Elm Street West, Hampton
This “Temple of Justice” is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1878, the same year the SC General Assembly declared this northern portion of Beaufort County its own separate county.
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Hampton County Museum Old Jail

Hampton County Museum
702 First Street West, Hampton | (803)943-5484
Housed in the former Hampton Jailhouse building, operated & maintained as a joint effort by Hampton County & the Historic Society. Contains a Civil War memorabilia, including various maps, uniforms, photographs of the county, its people & their ancestors.
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Hampton Museum + Visitor Center

Hampton Museum & Visitors Center
15 Elm Street East, Hampton | (803)943-5318
This museum is housed in the old Bank of Hampton. Inside you can still see the hand painted bank vault along with military artifacts, as well as a children’s room. Exhibits antique medical equipment donated by local physicians & a section dedicated to ethnic cultures of the Lowcountry. Local craftsmen & artisans also contribute to continuous rotating exhibits. On National Register of Historic Places.
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Lake Warren State Park

Lake Warren State Park
1079 Lake Warren Road, Hampton | (803)943-5051
The park has a 200 acre lake and two-acre pond perfect for freshwater fishing. Hike the the Interpretive Trail or Yemassee Nature trail to spot local flora and fauna. Or head out on the Fit trail for a little exercise. Take in the sunset at the gazebo dock. The park offer four picnic shelters, a playground, and Hampton Hall that is perfect for your next event.
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Lawtonville Baptist Church

Lawtonville Baptist Church
460 Fourth Street East, Estill | (803)625-2871
The church was organized in 1775 as Pipe Creek Church located near the Savannah River. It moved to the Lawtonville community by 1836 and in 1865 was used as a hospital by Union troops. The Congregation changed its name to Lawtonville Baptist Church in 1884.
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Palmetto Theater

Palmetto Theater
109 Lee Avenue, Hampton | (803)842-9842
The Palmetto Theater is significant as an example of small-town, southern, 1940s movie theater. The Art Deco- influenced Art Moderne architectural style reflects the social and economic pressures of the post-war period.
Hampton’s Art Deco Influenced Palmetto Theater Blog Post

Sheldon Chapel Episcopal

Sheldon Chapel Episcopal Church
25481 Pocotaligo Road, McPhersonville
It was first built in 1832, as a summer place of worship by the congregation of Sheldon Church of Prince William’s Parish (now famous as “Old Sheldon” ruins). The Confederate Army used the church as a smallpox clinic.
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Stoney Creek Chapel

Stoney Creek Presbyterian Chapel
155 County Road S-25-286, McPhersonville
Circa 1832. Built in the high piney woods in McPhersonville. Plantation owners & their families had summer residences here. Many gave up portions of their property to provide place of worship. The chapel was also used as a hospital during the Civil War.
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Webb WMA

Webb Wildlife Center
1282 Webb Avenue, Garnett | (803)625-3569
This globally recognized bird area consist of over 25,000 acres bordering the Savannah River. many visitors are attracted to the area for birdwatching. Explore the Savannah River Trail on the beautiful property.
Webb Wildlife Management Area Blog Post

Hampton County | Tours

Hampton Tours

Hampton Museum & Visitors’ Center
Hampton Museum

15 First St, E, (803)943-5318
Self-guided walking tours of Hampton’s historic district.
Private guided tours by reservations.

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The Lowcountry & Resort Islands Region of South Carolina includes the four, southern-most counties in the state, Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and Colleton, which are bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Savannah River and the state of Georgia.

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Spanish moss drapes the live oak trees that are ubiquitous to the Edisto Island area. Did you know that Edisto gets its name from the native Edistow people? The Edistow Native Americans were a sub tribe of the Cusabo indians, a group of Native Americans who lived along the Atlantic coast in South Carolina.⏰ Best time of the day to visit: Stop by mid-morning. That way you can explore the island, grab lunch, and stay for the amazing sunset if you choose.🏖️ Things to do while there: Edisto Environmental Learning Center, Boneyard Beach, Scott Creek Inlet, Big Bay Creek, SeaCow Eatery.☀️ Things to visit in the area: Jungle Road Park, Bay Creek Park, Otter Islands, Spanish Mount Point.📆 Best time of the year to visit: For warmer weather come anywhere from March-August.🏨 Where to stay: Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort (frippislandrsrt), Seabrook Island Club (seabrook_sc), The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort (kiawahresort), Charleston Kiawah Island/Andell Inn (andellinn).Photo by qcphotographer
Riding into the weekend like...Isn't this live oak tree tunnel beautiful? Live oak, draped in Spanish moss, is emblematic of South Carolina and many of the Southern states. We love these iconic trees, not only for their beauty, but their history as well. The average lifespan of a live oak is 300 years!Photo by qcphotographer
Discover at your own leisure at the coastaldiscoverymuseum 🌳  From century-old buildings with storied pasts, to wooden boardwalks that stretch into the Jarvis Creek salt marsh, there's always something to explore!
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A visitor takes a leisurely stroke under a canopy of live oaks draped with Spanish moss in the Palmetto Bluff (palmettobluff) neighborhood of Bluffton, South Carolina. Palmetto Bluff is a picturesque community that sits in the heart of Lowcountry. Nestled along the May River, it’s abundant with beautiful walking trails, historic sites, and stunning views.⏰ Best time of the day to visit: There is no wrong time to visit Palmetto Bluff. However, we highly recommend sticking around for one of their spectacular sunsets.🛶 Things to do while there: Stop by Cole’s for some regionally inspired Southern fare, paddle board, kayak, or canoe along the May River, go saltwater fishing, take a tour at Bluffton Jack's Old Town Tours.🌊 Things to visit in the area: Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, Old Town Bluffton, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, May River Sandbar, Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center (heywardhouse).📆 Best time of the year to visit: For the best weather, we recommend visiting between March and May or from September to November.🏨 Where to stay: The Montage Palmetto Bluff Resort (montagepalmettobluff) is the only resort in Palmetto Bluff. However, there are plenty of places to stay in the surrounding areas including: Old Town Bluffton Inn (oldtownblufftoninn), The Inn & Club at Harbour Town (theinnandclubatharbourtown), Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island (sonestahhi).Photo by jpgriceoz
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Geminid Meteor Shower under a canopy of fall leaves 🍁✨ Shot from a pitch black dirt road in the South Carolina Lowcountry
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Here’s some good news to start your weekend with: Cypress Gardens is close to making a comeback, after being shut down for nearly 3 years. 🌱 Berkeley County officials say they’re hoping to have the clean-up + restoration (which has been going on since the gardens were damaged in the October 2015 floods) complete by late summer. // 📸: ohheyitsjesss
Fresh off the easel, 16x20 titled “Moonlight on the Marsh”.
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There is something majestic about Spanish moss! Spanish moss is very prevalent in the lowcountry adding an extra layer of beauty to the trees. Spanish moss is a flowering plant that is neither Spanish, nor a moss. It is a bromeliad that grows hanging from tree branches in a chain-like manner. The plant is particularly fond of live oak and bald cypress trees that grow in the lowlands, swamps and savannas of the south. This photo was taken in our neighborhood. 🤎🌳
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