FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the tour?
The 73rd Annual Prince George Plantation and Town Home Tour is scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2020, and Saturday, April 4, 2020. Tour sites open each day at 9:30 a.m. and close each day at 5:00 p.m. Tours will proceed rain or shine. Advanced tickets are recommended. For information about purchasing tickets, visit our Ticket Info page.
Which properties will be on tour?
The Prince George Winyah Church Women rely on the generosity of property owners to volunteer their plantations, homes, and gardens for the Plantation and Town Home Tour. Therefore, the list of tour sites changes from year to year. The list of sites is generally posted after January 1st each year. Follow us on Facebook to get notified when the list of tour sites is published each year. To view the list of 2020 tour sites, visit our Tour Sites page.
How do I purchase tickets?
We recommend you purchase tickets in advance. Advance orders must be submitted via U.S. Mail and paid via personal check. We do not accept electronic orders or electronic payments at this time. Ticket sales begin February 10, 2020, and end March 13, 2020. For information about purchasing tickets, visit our Ticket Info page. Advanced ticket orders received before February 10, 2020, or after March 13, 2020, will be returned unprocessed.
Can I order tickets and pay online?
No. At this time, advanced ticket orders are accepted via U.S. Mail only. Payment must be made via personal check made payable to PLANTATION TOURS. For information about purchasing tickets, visit our Ticket Info page.
When should I order my tickets?
We recommend ordering as soon as tickets go on sale. For the 2020 tour, ticket sales begin February 10, 2020, and end March 13, 2020. For information about purchasing tickets, visit our Ticket Info page. Advanced ticket orders received before February 10, 2020, or after March 13, 2020, will be returned unprocessed.
Can I buy tickets the day of the tour?
What should I wear on the tour?
We recommend attire that is comfortable for walking outdoors and standing for long periods. Do not wear shoes with heels, as the heels can damage floors and rugs. Spring in the Lowcountry can be unpredictable, so check weather reports to ensure your attire is appropriate for the weather conditions.
How do we travel to tour sites?
Tour guests are responsible for their own transportation via non-commercial vehicle (e.g., sedan, SUV, minivan). Tour sites are located throughout Georgetown County, and some sites are accessed by dirt roads with low-hanging limbs or other hazards. Guests are not permitted to use commercial vehicles, such as buses. Commercial vehicles may damage the roads and are expressly prohibited. Guests must use low-profile non-commercial vehicles such as sedans, SUVs, or minivans.
Are buses or large vehicles allowed?
Is photography permitted?
Where should we begin the tour?
We recommend beginning at the historic Prince George Parish Hall located at the corner of Highmarket Street and Screven Street. The Parish Hall is the central location for tour operations and opens at 9:00 a.m. on each day of the tour. At this location, you can buy day-of tickets (if available), obtain tour maps/brochures, pick up pre-purchased bagged lunches, and shop at the Tour Bazaar & Bake Sale. Then, you can visit the other end of the block to tour the historic Prince George Winyah church building and church yard.
The tour brochure will provide a map of the tour sites open each day. When planning your tour, remember that the Plantation Tour Tea will be held in town each afternoon beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Winyah Indigo Society Hall.
What options exist for lunch while on tour?
We recommend planning your itinerary ahead to account for lunch. Georgetown is home to many wonderful restaurants, but if you travel to sites located in the outward part of the county, you may wish to purchase bagged lunches with your tickets. Bagged lunches are $5.00 each and must be purchased in advance.
What do the bagged lunches include?
Each bagged lunch includes a sandwich, chips, apple, dessert, and a prayer. When ordering sandwiches, please note whether you want a regular sandwich or the vegetarian option. The regular sandwiches are chicken salad on Friday and pimiento cheese on Saturday. The vegetarian sandwiches are pimiento cheese both Friday and Saturday. The Friday dessert is a brownie, and the Saturday dessert is a slice of pound cake. Bagged lunches are $5.00 each and must be purchased in advance.
Are restrooms available on the tour?
Restrooms are available at the Prince George Parish Hall and at rest stops as marked on the tour brochure/map.
What happens if the weather turns south?
The tours proceed rain or shine. No refunds will be issued for inclement weather. We encourage guests to check weather forecasts and dress accordingly. While the tours will proceed, individual tour sites may close if inclement weather deteriorates road conditions.