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. Charleston is not the only city with historic homes for sale in SC, the Midlands (capital) as it’s known, more so Columbia SC historic homes are also very abundant and impressive. 

MLS Listings Data

Total Listings:48
Average Price:$2,800,542
Highest Listing Price:$7,495,000
Average Days On Market:136
Average Price/SqFt:$767

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Welcome to "Mollihon," the historical plantation estate of Col. Benjamin...

Welcome to "Mollihon," the historical plantation estate of Col. Benjamin Herndon, United States patriot and hero of the Revolutionary War! Col. Herndon built this home in the early 1790's for his family after he moved them here from North Carolina on 1000 acres that was awarded to him as a "Thank You" from the U.S. Government for his outstanding leadership and bravery during the Revolution. This Greek Revival beauty now sits on 49 acres and is an excellent property for horses and livestock. Located in Whitmire, SC, it's less than an hour to the State Capital downtown Columbia, and only about 20 minutes to the lovely town of Newberry. Traveling west, it's only about 45 minutes to Spartanburg and less than an hour to Greenville. GREAT central location!! It was built of cypress & oak, and peg construction. Many of the chimney brick made on site are still in place. Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury was often a guest of the Herndons as he traveled his circuit. The home has 6 fireplaces, and there have been some room additions over the years. The main level has the entry hall, living room, dining room, kitchen with living area and an owner's suite. Upstairs is a center room den, flanked by three additional bedrooms. All rooms are huge! About 200 yards behind home is the Herndon family cemetary, the final resting place of the Colonel, his two wives and other family members. The home is in need of some repairs and updating...and is being sold AS IS. Priced accordingly.

$ 699,500
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 4454
Horse Branch Hall, a quintessential southern estate. Originally built in...

Horse Branch Hall, a quintessential southern estate. Originally built in 1840, this historic home offers more than 6.8 acres right in the heart of Historic Camden. The main house boasts more than 8700 sq.ft with 7 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. This working horse farm is complete with a 3 bedroom Guest house, pool house with full bath, and turn-key equestrian facilities. The house has been fully restored and in pristine condition, while preserving its historic integrity. The main level boasts a grand foyer with 14 ft ceilings, gourmet kitchen, butlers pantry, formal dining, den, family room and office. The 2nd level is equally spectacular with 12 ft soaring ceilings, the main bedroom suite, 2 additional bedrooms (each with their own private bath) and a formal library with custom book cases. The 3rd floor has four more spacious bedrooms , 2 full baths and a large central gathering space. Special features include covered porches to the front and back of home, original antique heart pine floors, grand 3 story staircase and 11 fireplaces. The grounds are simply breathtaking and complete with saltwater pool, fire pit and basketball court. The guest house was the original cooks kitchen and now offers 3 more bedrooms, family room, dining room, full kitchen and 2 original massive fireplaces. The historic barn has recently been restored and includes 4 stalls, tack room, office, tractor/equipment storage and hay loft. Two fenced paddocks are large enough for 3 or 4 horses to graze.

$ 1,995,000
View details Beds - 7 Baths - 5 Sqft - 8700
Welcome to Oak Grove Estate, the centerpiece of 12 included properties, an...

Welcome to Oak Grove Estate, the centerpiece of 12 included properties, an exceptionally refined historic home attributed to world renowned architect Robert Mills. The c. 1825 solid brick main home features incredible historic details, custom period chandeliers, ornate mantels, and delicate woodworking throughout. This one of a kind private residence is beautifully furnished with museum-quality antiques and period items, and the property may be sold fully furnished for an additional cost. This is truly a turnkey opportunity to preserve a well restored historic mansion, while offering room for personal modern touches to kitchen and bathrooms. A stunning example of neoclassical grandeur, this property will astound historians and lay people alike. The Eugene Blease house sits adjacent to Oak Grove and offers a wonderful one-level traditional floor plan for guests or family members to use. Featuring over 2,700 square feet with generous room sizes and traditional elegance. The property was constructed in 1925 in the Colonial Revival style and provides a formal living room, formal dining, sun room, office with handsome built-ins, huge kitchen with lots of windows, and three comfortable bedrooms. Meticulously restored by the current owners, this property offers a great deal of value to the estate and provides for a number of potential uses to support the estate. The main residences are offered in conjunction with a number of guest homes and adjacent properties currently used as rental investments. Contact your agent for a full marketing package on this exceptional once-in-a-generation opportunity. List of properties INCLUDED in the sale price: 519 Boundary St. 343-7-11-1; 513 Boundary St. 343-7-11-3; 820 Pauline St. 343-7-11-6; 824 Pauline St. 343-7-11-7; 906 Pauline St. 343-7-11-9; 500 O’Neal St. 343-7-11-10; 508 O’Neal St. 343-7-11-12; 935 Jessica Ave. 343-7-11-13; 926 Jessica Ave. 343-7-12-3; Jessica Ave Parcel 343-7-11; 502 Boundary St. 343-7-3-14

$ 2,995,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 5399 +/-
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
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
Own a piece of history with this magnificent Lowcountry farmhouse. This...

Own a piece of history with this magnificent Lowcountry farmhouse. This beauty would make a great home, but it could also be a fabulous bed and breakfast or venue for weddings and other special occasions. The home features a massive front porch w/ stately columns that would be a perfect setting for wedding ceremonies, entertaining guests - the possibilities are endless! With over 4,000 sq.ft. this home also boasts 9 fireplaces, 2 kitchens, 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, wood floors, and a lovely center stair hall. The walls and ceilings have the original plaster, and high ceilings. This property is less than an hour from historic Charleston & Savannnah

$ 362,000
View details Beds - 8 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4087
This grand mixed use building on Broad was constructed circa 1740 and once...

This grand mixed use building on Broad was constructed circa 1740 and once served as the studio space for famed sculptor Clark Mills. Multiple renovations and modifications have not taken away from the old world charm that make this building a quintessential Charleston live-work space. At the street level and second floor there is a chic office layout that has been used by an advertising agency. The third and fourth floors house a comfortable and charming residential unit with four bedrooms and two full baths. Enjoy rooftop views of the city from the spacious upper deck! Beautiful old wood floors, exposed brick walls, and numerous other details make this unique property a wonderful place to live and operate a business. Offered turn-key fully furnished!

$ 3,049,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 2 Sqft - 7154
Welcome to Oak Grove Estate, an exceptionally refined historic home...

Welcome to Oak Grove Estate, an exceptionally refined historic home attributed to world renowned architect Robert Mills. The c. 1825 solid brick main home features incredible historic details, custom period chandeliers, ornate mantels, and delicate woodworking throughout. This one of a kind private residence is beautifully furnished with museum-quality antiques and period items, and the property may be sold fully furnished for an additional cost. This is truly a turnkey opportunity to preserve a well restored historic mansion, while offering room for personal modern touches to kitchen and bathrooms. A stunning example of neoclassical grandeur, this property will astound historians and lay people alike.

$ 2,995,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 2 Sqft - 5200
Welcome to THE OAKS! It's the country home you always wanted! This amazing...

Welcome to THE OAKS! It's the country home you always wanted! This amazing OLD SOUTH colonial style home was built before THE CIVIL WAR. This historic beauty has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, so lots of room for your family and friends. You will love the large front rooms,12ft ceilings, wide hallways, hardwood floors, and 3 fireplaces. THE OAKS, which is surrounded by gorgeous large oak trees, sits on 11.6 acres. Enjoy outdoor living at it's finest, where 10 of the acres are fenced pasture. Plus a large deck, hot tub, she-shed, workshop, green houses, and a chicken coop. Slow down and take the beautiful drive to the country to see this incredible property today! low taxes!!

$ 699,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 3 Sqft - 3100

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.