Top 6 Things to do in Yemassee, United States

April 3, 2018 Almeta Stockton

Yemassee is a small Lowcountry town in Beaufort and Hampton counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The population was 1,027 at the 2010 census. Yemassee is also very near the borders of Colleton and Jasper counties and is often considered to be the geographical center or heart of the Lowcountry region. The town is divided by the county line between Beaufort and Hampton counties, which follows the roadbed of the CSX railroad. Most of the town's population presently lies within Hampton County (as of 2006). As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Beaufort County portion of Yemassee is included within the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Yemassee hosts one of the few commercial breeding facilities of non-human primates in the entire United States (Alpha Genesis, Inc.). Also, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Auldbrass Plantation house and outbuildings lie just outside the town limits of Yemassee.
Restaurants in Yemassee

1. Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Old Sheldon Church Road, Yemassee, SC 29945 +1 843-525-8500
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4.5 based on 449 reviews

Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Reviewed By ASH814 - Aiken, South Carolina

There is so much history surrounding Old Sheldon Church. Historical information is posted so visitors can learn about its legacy. It is a peaceful site and well worth the time to visit.

2. Carolina Cider Company

81 Charleston Hwy, Yemassee, SC 29945-7703 +1 843-846-1899
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4.5 based on 126 reviews

Carolina Cider Company

Reviewed By Silvia M

This shop is filled with a myriad of interesting items, many that you can sample. We loved the Blackberry Cider, the various jams and the Sweet Fire Pickles. If you are looking for reasonably priced gifts (or for yourself) you will find lots to choose...MoreSilvia, we're so glad you stopped in! Good for you trying something new! Haha! We really appreciate your great review & hope to see you again.

3. Old Brick Church

Highway 213, South of Landis Road, Jenkinsville, SC 29065
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4 based on 4 reviews

Old Brick Church

Reviewed By jlantern3 - Columbia, South Carolina

great old church located out in rural SC. Has quite a Civil War story attached to it. Sherman's troops used the wood from the interior to help build a bridge to for the river. Lovely structure in great condition. cemetery is loaded with old graves of Revolutionary and Civil War combatants. Very peaceful place. Great experience for history buffs. Nice to see old places like this preserved.

4. Lucky Duck Distillery

17B Yemassee Hwy, Yemassee, SC 29945-2300 +1 843-589-5440
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5 based on 32 reviews

Lucky Duck Distillery

Lucky Duck Distillery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM-5PM. We are a micro moonshine and bourbon distillery. We offer free samples of all our product and we have glass windows for everyone to see the process!

Reviewed By Silvia M

If in the Yemassee area and enjoy traveling off the beaten path, visit the Distillery and stay for lunch at Fletcher's Deli next door. Bourbon flavors range from coffee, to peanut butter to margarita....all homemade. Hubby tried the Moonshine and loved it. Free samples. Good prices. Check website for hours and you can even schedule a tasting (or like we did - just show up). This is a mom and son business, with mom operating the deli and catering service and the son making the fine spirits. Very friendly people, southern hospitality at its finest.

5. Frampton Plantation House

1 Low Country Ln, Yemassee, SC 29945-8432 +1 843-717-3090
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4 based on 41 reviews

Frampton Plantation House

Reviewed By Michelle W - Reynoldsburg

We were at the gas station next door and happened upon the sign- we had to stop by. The grounds are AMAZING. The house is pretty to look at, but honestly, there isn't a whole lot of history going on inside. There are a lot of things you can buy- and a few things of history to look at, but the most impressive parts are the trees and the grounds. I loved reading all of the signs outside. Worth a stop- only about 20 minutes or so to see the whole thing.

6. Auldbrass Plantation

Auldbrass Plantation Rd, Yemassee, SC 29945 +1 843-521-2175
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Auldbrass Plantation

Wright's modern-day rendering of a Southern plantation was bought by Hollywood producer Joel Silver and restored by the architect's grandson, Eric Lloyd Wright.

Reviewed By Jemmie33063 - Margate, Florida

Thanks to Joel Silver for allowing the public access to this FLW gem every 2 years. It is definitely worth planning ahead to have the privilege of seeing the amazing reconstruction that has been done to the property. Perservation and reconstruction are truly a gift to the community.

The property is not a tourist attraction and it is not set up as visitor friendly. Expect lots of walking on pebbled pathways, puddles and mud. Wear comfortable shoes, bring bug spray, and be prepared to wait in line to visit the house, one of the few buildings you have access to. The wait for the house is worth it.

There are some "experts" (they have "ask me I am an expert" tags on their shirts)on site to answer questions, but most of the docents were just reading from their note cards it did not seem that they had any true knowledge of the property. One of the highlights was being able to speak with some of the people who work for the owner: the house keepers and grounds keepers, they are much more able to answer questions about the property than the docents.

If you have the time to plan for 2017, do so now, and plan to stay in the Beaufort area for a few days as it is a city of great charm and history only about 25 miles away.

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