A Must-See Stop on the Plantation Tour
Every year, the Diocesan Women of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church sponsor a magnificent two-days of self-directed touring to numerous Georgetown County plantation sites, historic townhouses and other places. These sites reflect the indigo and rice plantation culture and lifestyle of Georgetown as it flourished from the early European plantations until the onset of the Civil War. Battery White at Belle Isle is one of these tour sites each year. The artifacts in the mini-museum, the Tea Garden, and the reverence of the grounds of Battery White -- with the stories behind it and the sinking of the Union steamer "Harvest Moon" -- provide a suite of different experiences among all the wonderful sites on the tour.
Tickets for the Plantation Tour are often not available the days of the tour. Tour dates vary each year but are usually in late March/early April. Details about the following year's dates and sites are posted beginning in November each year. In 2020, Belle Isle is on the schedule for Friday (actual date will be advised November 2019 for spring 2020).
Plantation and Historic Townhouse Tour Tickets (mail your order form February 4th earliest)