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2021 Tour Cancellation

After prayerful consideration, the Committee of the 2021 Annual Plantation Tours regretfully announces the cancellation of the 300th Anniversary Celebration Tours scheduled for March 26-27, 2021, due to the current COVID-19 infection rates.  While the decision to cancel the tours was difficult, the health and safety of the homeowners, volunteers, docents, attendees, and the at-large community are our top priority.  We would like to thank all of those who, year after year, support this endeavor by graciously giving their time and talents.  We appreciate you all and are so thankful for the true spirit of outreach and volunteerism here at our church.  We optimistically look forward to hosting the tours again in 2022 if it can be done prudently and cautiously.

Dates for the 2022 tour will be published on our Facebook page later this year. 

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. Please note: the 2021 tour has been cancelled.

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. Advanced ticket sale dates for the 2022 tour will be announced later this year on our Facebook page. Please note: the 2021 tour has been cancelled.

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. Please note: the 2021 tour has been cancelled.

When should I order my tickets?

We recommend ordering as soon as tickets go on sale. The 2021 tour has been cancelled. Advanced ticket sale dates for the 2022 tour will be announced later this year on our Facebook page. Please note: the 2021 tour has been cancelled.

Can I buy tickets the day of the tour?

Advanced tickets are highly recommended. On occasion, tickets will be sold the day of the tour if available. Those tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: the 2021 tour has been cancelled.

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. Please note: the 2021 tour has been cancelled.

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. Please note: the 2021 tour has been cancelled.

Are buses or large vehicles allowed?

No. Commercial and/or other large vehicles are expressly prohibited to prevent damage to roads and trees. Guests must use low-profile non-commercial vehicles such as sedans, SUVs, or minivans. Please note: the 2021 tour has been cancelled.

Is photography permitted?

Photography is permitted on the outside grounds only. No photography is allowed inside the buildings. Please note: the 2021 tour has been cancelled.

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. Please note: the 2021 tour has been cancelled.

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. Please note: the 2021 tour has been cancelled.

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. Please note: the 2021 tour has been cancelled.

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. Please note: the 2021 tour has been cancelled.

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. Please note: the 2021 tour has been cancelled.

PRINCE GEORGE WINYAH PLANTATION TOURS

m: Post Office Box 1307, Georgetown, SC 29442

Contact: Lisa Collins | p: 843-241-2434 | email us