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Trolley Tour

Harvester-Close Up with BorderEnjoy a scenic ride around our 127 acre farm with a stop along the way at our state of the art greenhouse, where tea plant propagation takes place. The Tour is narrated by William Barclay Hall, founder of American Classic Tea and world renowned Tea Taster. He will educate you about the history of America's own tea garden while challenging your knowledge of tea.

This tour focuses more on the horticultural aspect of the Plantation. It will allow you to see the more than 320 varieties of tea plants in their various stages of growth. It will also illustrate why our geographical location is ideal for propagating tea. During harvesting season, you may even witness the Green Giant, our custom designed harvester in action.


You will discover little known facts about the growth and production of tea like...

  • -why there is no need for us to use any pesticides (herbicides, fungicides and insecticides)
  • -why our custom designed irrigation system plays such an important role in the survival of the farm
  • You will learn all about the history and evolution of American Classic Tea, all the while soaking in the breathtaking beauty of our unique, charming and historic grounds.

Your Trolley Driver will also add to the experience by sharing his/her knowledge about the history of the Plantation as well as Wadmalaw Island and its neighboring historic cities and attractions. It is an educational experience that is a "must do" when visiting the Charleston Tea Plantation.

Tickets for the Trolley Tour are available for purchase in the Plantation Gift Shoppe.

Tickets are $10.00 for 12 years and up and $5.00 for children under 12.

Groups of 9 or more traveling in a van or bus must make reservations! The cost for large groups does differ so please call 843-559-0383, Ext. 4207 or e-mail Jane Knight at for pricing.

The Trolley Tour may last 35 to 40 minutes and are conducted throughout out the day.

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