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Good insight into the history of Dataw Island

Attended a lecture and tour of the ruin site arranged by the Osher Life Long Learning Institute... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2016
Bluffton, South Carolina
Hidden In Dataw Island

Great place to visit to see the ruins. Obtain you day pass at the gate of Dataw Island. Very... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Greenville, North Carolina
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12 Aug 2018
“Hidden In Dataw Island”
16 Mar 2017
“Very Interesting”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Dataw Historic Foundation, Beaufort, SC
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit to see the ruins. Obtain you day pass at the gate of Dataw Island. Very interesting and free to the public.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The Sams Plantation Complex Tabby Ruins were the first Tabby Ruins my wife and I had ever seen when first coming to Beaufort. Dataw Residents should be proud of their Tabby Landmark.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank kristen l
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Attended a lecture and tour of the ruin site arranged by the Osher Life Long Learning Institute. Gated, planned golf club community of Dataw Island is gorgeous, and this site sits right between part of a golf course and their tennis courts. The lecture was...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Observer1
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I think this attraction, while very interesting, should be removed from Trip Advisor because it is not accessible to the general public but only to residents or guests of the gated community of Dataw Island. That is why I gave it a rating of 3...More

Date of experience: February 2016
8  Thank pemquid
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

I drove a bit out of my way after reading about these ruins. I was really excited to see them, but we were stopped at the security gate and not allowed to enter. A real disappointment that there is no public access.

Date of experience: September 2015
9  Thank Tisa S
Reviewed 5 August 2015

These tabby ruins are some of the finest in the area & one of the only with a still intact roof on one of the out buildings. The self tour plaques are well diagramed & provide all the information for you to enjoy your stroll...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Douglass O
Reviewed 1 April 2015

It really is worth the side trip. Dataw Island isn't far off the beaten path and it's got a great golf course. But really the Sams Plantation ruins is one of the few (perhaps only) chances to look at tabby construction up close and personal....More

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank lukejames52
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Dataw Island is part of the low country of South Carolina. It is filled with history and historic sites SAMs Plantation Complex Tabby Ruins was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on March 4,2011. It dates pre civil war and is a relatively...More

Date of experience: December 2014
11  Thank daylilly50
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Bobi S
10 May 2015|
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Response from Datawlady |
The marina on Dataw is public. When you stop at the gate say you are going to Sweetgrass, the restaurant at the marina. You will give your license plate number to gain access. The ruins are along the main road leading to... More