Established by a 1718 land grant from Great Britain, Mansfield Plantation was originally a 500-acre plot of land owned by the Parker family on the outskirts of the bustling new village of Georgetown. Construction began on the main house 50 years later, and soon after, Mansfield Plantation blossomed into one of the largest rice plantations in South Carolina.
Today, Mansfield Plantation covers nearly 1,000 acres and is recognized as "one of the most architecturally intact rice plantations in South Carolina." It is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places and is now owned and operated by the descendent of the original Parker family owners, John Rutledge Parker, and his wife, Sallie Middleton.
Tours are available for groups of 20 or more, by reservation. Cost is $12 per person. Tours last from 40 min. to an hour.