Founded in 1729, Georgetown, South Carolina, is located in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the region became home to many indigo and rice planters, who once exported so much rice that Georgetown County was once the wealthiest county in the United States. Though indigo and rice are no longer major exports for the region, many of the the plantations, town houses, and gardens left by the planters remain and have been preserved by Georgetown's present-day residents.
Each spring, the Prince George Winyah Church Women host the Prince George Plantation and Town House Tours. Visitors have a unique opportunity to tour many of the historic plantations, town houses, and gardens. Tickets are required, and we recommend you purchase them in advance. All money raised by the Prince George Plantation Tours is allocated to community outreach and the preservation of our historic church buildings. The success of the tours has made a difference in the lives of the poor, the friendless, and the needy in our community, which continues to be our prayerful aim in this endeavor.