Historic homes for sale South Carolina. View all SC historic houses, mansions & plantation homes for sale. South Carolina as most of us know from history class is one of the original 13 colonies that made up what is now known to us as the United States. With that history comes many homes that have been here since that time, especially when Charleston SC was the largest port city in what is now known as the USA. When Charleston SC was the capital of South Carolina before the signing of the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution many of the biggest names & dignitaries in US history called South Carolina home, or visited here. Historic homes for sale in Charleston SC can fetch over $10M depending, of course, the neighborhood, size, & street, historical significance, and more. 

MLS Listings Data

Total Listings: 92
Average Price: $2,038,453
Highest Listing Price: $9,500,000
Average Days On Market: 184
Average Price/SqFt: $637

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"Albion" is approximately 4,500 sq ft & is a true Southern Antebellum...

"Albion" is approximately 4,500 sq ft & is a true Southern Antebellum Plantation house situated on 129.81 acres of timberland, meadows, creeks & hills that comprised a working timber farm until recently. Alexander Douglas, who was a planter & wagon builder, had the home constructed in 1840 along Colonial lines by a builder from York. Located on an elevated site at the head of a tree-lined, gated entryway, complemented by an old barn. With entrances on all 4 sides the home is fronted by a 2 story piazza supported by 10 large columns & enclosed with picketed bannisters; the entire body is covered by a gabled roof that extends over the upper piazza and is topped by a gabled dormer; 2 of the side porches are also roofed. The spacious interior is graced by elegant mantels over the 8 fireplaces, fanlights, tall windows, rosettes, cornices & moldings, all period authentic. Original hardwood floors. The 1st floor consists of a large eat in kitchen w/mudroom, formal dining room, large parlor/library, formal living room, bedroom & private bath which could be used as a 1st floor master or as an in-law or guest suite. The 2nd floor is reached from the front hall by a winding staircase & includes a large master suite & 2 large bedrooms with a shared bath & extensive back hall storage cabinets. A registered Forester recently did a site inspection & described the site as having 5 distinct stands of differing timber & made recommendations regarding operation to generate cash flow.

$ 994,500
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4530
If these walls could talk! Welcome to Selwood - one of the oldest homes in...

If these walls could talk! Welcome to Selwood - one of the oldest homes in the Columbia area. Constructed circa 1800 by John Shuler, This 4500+ sf farmhouse has been a keystone of the Dutch Fork/Columbia area for over 200 years. This home served as the power company's headquarters for the construction of the Dreher Shoals dam! Renovations have modernized the living spaces, but have preserved the home's historic features and original hardworking 1800s character. With 7 fireplaces, historical 4-over-4 room structure, original wide plank floors and ship lap walls, Selwood offers an opportunity to live in and preserve a piece of history. The property includes beautiful gardens and original outbuildings, and could be an amazing historic B&B or vacation rental as well.

$ 550,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 4 Sqft - 4528
Literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of South Carolina's...

Literally a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of South Carolina's most historic properties, Beautiful Holly Grove Plantation. This is a must-have for the discerning buyer searching for a historic property with fresh and saltwater access, close enough to town and beaches but far enough away to ensure complete privacy. Circa-1800 Plantation House in immaculate condition, workshop/sheds, garages, recreational building, boat dock and boat ramp providing direct access to the Great Pee Dee River. +/- 350 Acres Acres of cleared land and timber, plus a 235 acre Conservation Easement. All measurements and features listed are approximate and not guaranteed.

$ 4,200,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 3000
Welcome to the Mary Man House. Known as "the mansion house on Bay...

Welcome to the Mary Man House. Known as "the mansion house on Bay Street," this elegant Georgian double house was built circa 1775 for in-town entertaining by Mansfield Plantation owner Miss Mary Man. She personally supervised the construction of her impressive dwelling on a high, double lot formerly owned by Thomas Lynch, Sr., South Carolina delegate to the Second Continental Congress which produced the Declaration of Independence. The Mary Man house is remarkable for how much original fabric remains intact -- from hand-hewn cypress construction resting on a nearly 250-year-old brick foundation to gleaming heart-of-pine flooring throughout. The house features a four over four plan with eight original fireplaces. A classic portico provides a dramatic entrance for "the grand house of the old settlement." Entering the 5000 sq ft residence, a wide front hall reveals the magnificent space of two formal rooms with twelve-foot ceilings: a living room with original heart-of-pine paneling and a drawing room with half-moon and candlelight moldings. A massive circa 1790 French Rococo giltwood mirror (a Man family piece that conveys) reflects the light of 19th-century Brockunier glass chandeliers (all four convey). Beyond is the dining room, embellished with a large bay window and a pedimented cabinet for displaying silver, each with leaded glass. You can entertain in the same spacious rooms and in the same gracious manner that Miss Mary Man enjoyed. The front hall staircase leads to the 18th-century ballroom (now the master bedroom and hall) where, in December of 1812, legend says that the most famous woman of her time, Theodosia Burr Alston, of Oaks Plantation (now part of Brookgreen Gardens) was entertained at a ball held in her honor.(Theodosia, daughter of U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr -- who served under President Thomas Jefferson and who infamously killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel -- was the wife of S.C. Governor Joseph Alston. On the morning after the ball, Theodosia boarded the schooner Patriot, which disappeared at sea, creating a nationwide sensation and mystery that endures to this day.) An elaborate mantel and over-mantel crown the ballroom. The upstairs porch captures the breeze off Winyah Bay and shows to perfection the manicured grounds with native live oaks, palmettos, and azaleas. Off the porch stands a gingko tree, planted by the second owner's family more than 100 years ago to honor one of their famous naval ancestors, Commodore Matthew C. Perry, who opened Japan to the West in 1854. To the rear of the property past the foundation of the original kitchen stands a charming circa 1800 two-room kitchen building that was relocated to the property in 2008 and features a large central chimney. With only two owners, the Man family of Mansfield Plantation and the Hazard family of Newport, Rhode Island, this remarkable 18th century dwelling was adapted to changing lifestyles and times over nine generations without the loss of its architectural integrity -- interior or exterior. You, as only the third owner of the Mary Man house since the time of the American Revolution, have an extraordinary opportunity to add your story to its amazing history. This exceptional property is located in the heart of the historic district and overlooks the colonial seaport of Georgetown, S.C. International airports are conveniently located 90 minutes to the south in Charleston and 45 minutes to the north in Myrtle Beach. Georgetown also boasts its own private airport and was voted USA Today's best small coastal city in America.

$ 1,995,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 2 Sqft - 6000
This magnificent luxury condo is centrally located/close to everything...

This magnificent luxury condo is centrally located/close to everything downtown Charleston...the details of this lovely 2 bedroom 2 bath home must be seen to be appreciated...beaming 14ft ceilings and over-sized picture windows allow tons of natural light to grace this unit...the kitchen has stainless steel appliances, built in microwave, double oven, renovated kitchen cabinets and counter tops...the exterior and entrance to this home are classy & full of southern style. Two gated parking spots convey with unit...home has incredible welcoming appeal!

$ 498,000
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 2 Sqft - 988
Own one of South Carolina's most historic properties, beautiful Holly...

Own one of South Carolina's most historic properties, beautiful Holly Grove Plantation!! Peace & plenty for the discerning buyer searching for a historic property with both fresh & saltwater access, close enough to town & the beaches, but secluded enough to ensure complete privacy! Circa 1800 Plantation house in immaculate condition, workshop, sheds, garages, rec building, boat dock & ramp providing direct access to the Great Pee Dee River! +/- 290 acres of cleared land & timber, plus a 295 acre Conservation Easement. All data / information important to buyer to be confirmed by buyer and/or their agent.

$ 4,200,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 3002
Middleburg Plantation is known as one of the earliest rice plantations in...

Middleburg Plantation is known as one of the earliest rice plantations in America and was once the center of commerce, culture and rice production that provided much of the wealth of Charleston in the antebellum era. The avenue of majestic oaks spans approximately 1500 feet from Cainhoy Road to the front steps of the main house and provides a stunning sense of entry to one of the most historic plantations in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Middleburg was settled by rice planter Benjamin Simons in 1690. The Middleburg house is known as the oldest frame house in South Carolina and the house and property are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The original house had two stories with two rooms on each floor. Sometime before 1717, an addition, with one room on each floor, was

$ 4,500,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 2922
If these walls could talk. This pristine c 1756 Charleston Single stands...

If these walls could talk. This pristine c 1756 Charleston Single stands tall and proud on the corners of Meeting and Lamboll Streets. This private, walled urban retreat exemplifies Charleston lifestyle at its best. Beautifully proportioned rooms, triple piazzas, etched glass windows, stunning parquet floors are just a few of the historic features. The coveted 2+ car, heated and cooled, garage and guest house, in-ground pool, brand new elevator and doggie grass bring it to modern day standards. The first floor of the main house consists of a sunlit living room, separate dining room, updated kitchen and wonderful, bright family room off the back. The second floor houses a front office and large master suite with walk in closets and laundry room.

$ 5,995,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 4 Sqft - 5276
This charming, historic, first-floor, furnished Carriage House in...

This charming, historic, first-floor, furnished Carriage House in Ansonborough is just steps away from the Downtown Historic District, high-end shopping and dining. Hasell Street features honey colored, wide plank Heart Pine flooring with exposed brick and stucco walls. The cozy living room showcases a large, gas-fueled fireplace with an English fire basket perfect for curling up with a good book on cold winter evenings. The modern kitchen offers custom cabinets, subzero refrigerator and freezer drawers, wine cooler, gas stove and washer/dryer. Plantation shutters are found throughout for added privacy. The sleek marble bath, with its clear glass walk-in shower, is conveniently located to both the living area and spacious master bedroom. Two off-street parking spaces come assigned.

$ 499,000
View details Beds - 1 Baths - 1 Sqft - 679

HISTORIC CITIES & TOWNS OF SOUTH CAROLINA

 

CHARLESTON SC 

Probably the most well-known historic city of South Carolina has to be Charleston SC. Given that Charleston SC is featured in all of the best travel magazines, won best #1 tourist city I don’t know how many times, home of Bravo’s Southern Charm hit show, and home to some of the best culinary dining it is no surprise. The Low-country of South Carolina is home to many “Antebellum” homes characterized by large swaths of land, large mature trees, huge mansion-style homes with large columns, and huge stairways. 

Charleston is also one of the oldest cities in North America and at one point was the vacation destination for many historic politicians and military generals of both the Revolutionary War and The Civil War. It is not uncommon to find a house that was once owned or lived in by someone famous to our United States Constitution or government. 

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COLUMBIA SC

Columbia SC only about 1.5-hour drive from Charleston and now the capital of South Carolina wasn’t always the capital but ever since it was ransacked by the North in The Civil War Columbia has its own proud history and the historic homes to match it. Certain streets and neighborhoods of downtown Columbia SC have many historic homes, and outside Columbia is Camden SC another place full of plantation homes & mansions. Luckily these historic homes & plantations usually come with large parcels of land usually a minimum of 5 acres unless the house is in the city of course. The outer smaller towns of central South Carolina (The Midlands) is also full of historic homes where you’ll find a lot of acreage that comes with the house. In 1786, in what’s now, Columbia was important to the overall development of the state. The Congarees, a frontier fort on the west bank of the Congaree River, was the head of navigation in the Santee River system. A ferry was established by the colonial government in 1754 to connect the fort with the growing settlements on the higher ground on the east bank. Columbia SC has a “historic district” even where many of the homes are designated historic and subject to many of the same rigorous standards as Charleston’s historic homes as it pertains to renovation and work. 

 

CAMDEN SC

South Carolina has large palatial mansions, Antebellum & plantation-style houses all over the state so if you are one of those people who just love history and the charm of the old south, and don’t mind the stifling heat and humidity that comes along with it then come on down to our home. Just outside of Columbia only a short drive, Camden SC is in Kershaw County and is the oldest inland city and fourth oldest city in South Carolina. It is near the center of the Cofitachequi chiefdom that existed in the 1500s. In 1730, Camden became part of a township plan ordered by King George II. Camden is also home to Lake Wateree, where you can find lakefront homes as well.