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: 105
Average Price: $2,054,101
Highest Listing Price: $9,500,000
Average Days On Market: 176
Average Price/SqFt: $612

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Circa 1775 Blocker House is one of the oldest homes in the region....

Circa 1775 Blocker House is one of the oldest homes in the region. Approached by an avenue of trees and opening onto a farm setting with beautiful old Magnolias and Cedars. Main home has stunning original heavy carved mantels, original heart of pine flooring, wooden walls and ceilings which were hand planed. Stunning home with thoughtful addition which was designed by noted architect, Marvin Sears. Huge master suite with his and her Master Bathrooms was accomplished by adding space with connecting porches. Custom built kitchen with copper hood. Florida Sun room has lap pool and room for exercise equipment overlooks brick patio with koi pond. Airplane runway and small 3 par golf course are extra features located on this large rolling estate of 183.26 acres with creek and 4 ponds. Out buildings include Cottage with 2 bedrooms (1 loft), kitchen and bath, Barns, Garages, workshop with studio apartment and airplane hangar. Edgefield County is known as the Home of 10 Governors.

$ 1,950,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 7000
Are you looking for the fun life on the lake with an acre of land,...

Are you looking for the fun life on the lake with an acre of land, completely fenced, and everything redone? Then look no more, as this great home is for you. In 2017, the home had new windows, siding, metal roof, SS appliances, and fencing installed. In 2019, all new flooring was done. In 2020, there were new fans and light fixtures, entire home painted, both upstairs bathrooms redone, and two decks were just built. The upper is 12'6"x12'6" and the lower is 10x8. As you enter the home the den views are picture perfect, and the open floor plan flowing into the kitchen and dining area with soaring vaulted ceilings are perfect. There is a private BR and BA, and even a full guest BA on upper level. The stairwell leads you down to a bright sunroom and huge finished basement. There is a full BA, laundry area, and a BR with a wall of closets, too. There are no walls, so buyer can make whatever rooms they would like. From there you enter onto an over 240 sq ft screened porch with gorgeous lake views. Walk down to the dock and enjoy the big water views. Do not let water level fool you as work is being done on the dam and levels were lowered. And as if you did not notice the large shed and 30x30 garage/workshop/mancave when you entered, show the hubby! There are over a dozen 110v receptacles and even a 240v for the big toys. All wiring is in conduit, too. Show this and buy it today.

$ 247,500
View details Beds - 2 Baths - 3 Sqft - 1780
PRICE ADJUSTMENT OF $500K! History meets luxury at Millbank, a 7,285sf...

PRICE ADJUSTMENT OF $500K! History meets luxury at Millbank, a 7,285sf Antebellum style estate like no other. Originally built in 1810 with additions made in 1840 and an extensive two year renovation from 2006-2008, this beloved five bedromm home is nestled on over four acres and boasts expansive porches, high ceilings, vintage details, and endless modern luxuries. Perfect for hosting formal events, this space has historically housed affluent visitors including Teddy Roosevelt. With spacious bedrooms, an in-law suite, an outdoor kitchen, an above garage two bedroom apartment, as well as a home gym room, wine room, walk in vault, formal and casual sitting rooms and 900+ sf of covered porches. There's space for everyone a this history rich haven.

$ 1,149,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft - 8185
"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
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
Historic home in the city of Georgetown. Historical Listing #62 Bradford...

Historic home in the city of Georgetown. Historical Listing #62 Bradford Sherman House. Lots of history here in this waterfront city. If you enjoy majestic serenity, boating, sailing, plays, shopping, and dining on or near the water. Georgetown is the place for you! All approximate measurements and information to be verified by the buyer. Recently Reduced price!!!

$ 269,900
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 4 Sqft - 3176
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!

$ 550,000
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

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 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 mansion & 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.