The Charleston Tea Plantation is the perfect spot for a day trip with the whole family. You will enjoy the beauty of the lush tea fields and learn about their signature American Classic Tea. The plantation is on scenic Wadmalaw Island, approximately 20 miles from the Freshfields Village roundabout. Block off an entire morning or afternoon when you go so you’ll have plenty of time to explore, take a Trolley or Factory Tour, and help yourself to all the tea you can drink in the Plantation Gift Shoppe.
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Things to Do at the Charleston Tea Plantation
Factory and Trolley Tours
The Factory Tour at the Charleston Tea Plantation is the preferred way to start your visit. Get a first-hand look at the state-of-the-art equipment used to produce American Classic Tea. You will also learn about the history of tea, the differences between types, and the harvesting and production process. Tours begin every 15 minutes.
To explore the vast grounds, take a Trolley Tour. These excursions are narrated by the founder of American Classic Tea, William Barclay Hall.
Tickets are available at the Plantation Gift Shoppe for $12 per person ($6 for children under 12). The tour is 35 - 40 minutes.
Plantation Gift Shoppe
American Classic Tea is packaged on-site at the Charleston Tea Plantation. There are several varieties, and each is sold at the gift shop. (You may also purchase them on their website and at local retailers.) They also offer scented body products, apparel, teacups and kettles, and many other souvenirs.
The Charleston Tea Plantation provides the perfect backdrop for almost any Lowcountry event. Whether you are hosting a family get-together, corporate gathering, or are planning your dream Charleston Tea Plantation wedding, the scenic grounds make for the perfect venue. The Pavilion can be configured to your unique needs. The front porch of the Plantation Gift Shoppe is also a great spot for a dinner or reception.