Prince George Winyah Parish Announces 64th Annual Plantation Tour

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Every spring, the Women of Prince George Winyah, Episcopal Church host a Plantation and Town Home Tour. The dates of the 2011 event are Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26.

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Georgetown, South Carolina, founded in 1729, is located in the heart of an area which was once the epitome of genteel southern society prior to the Civil War. The antebellum plantation culture also produced a rich heritage among the enslaved Africans known as Gullah and many elements of Gullah are still with us today. Every spring, the Women of Prince George Winyah, Episcopal Church host a Plantation and Town Home Tour. The dates of the 2011 event are Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26. Our visitors are able to go inside most of these elegant dwellings and take a step back in time.

The Tour begins at the Church Parish Hall, where visitors pick up maps, brochures and bag lunches. At day’s end, visitors are invited to the very popular Tea, hosted by the ladies of Prince George Winyah at the historic Winyah Indigo Society Hall.

Tickets are available by mail, in advance. Single-day tickets are $35 each and two-day tickets are $60. Advance ticket sales are underway from January 31, 2011 until March 11, 2011. A limited number of tickets are available at the door on both tour days. The complete list of plantations and homes sites that are featured on tour, and advance ticket and lunch requests, may be found on Prince George Winyah Parish’s website at http://www.pgwinyah.org. For more information please call Mrs. Lisa Collins at (843) 545-8291. Forms and requests for tickets may be mailed to Mrs. Lee B. Jones, PO Box 1307, Georgetown, South Carolina, 29442.

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