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Charleston Tea Plantation Tour (50+)

Coming Fall 2020!

Lifelong Learner Program!

Take a road trip with us to the Charleston Tea Plantation, the only tea plantation in North America. The Bigelow family invites visitors to the plantation to bring you the tea experience of your life!

On this excursion, you will be whisked away on a trolley tour of the grounds, where you will see hundreds of thousands of tea bushes stretching as far as the eye can see. You’ll be able to take an educational tour of the tea factory, witness tea in production and even receive a deluxe souvenir bag. You will have time to walk the grounds, take a selfie with Waddy the Frog, visit the gift shop and enjoy a delicious boxed lunch under the oaks—you’ll even get to visit the famous Angel Oak Tree, a must-see landmark of Johns Island.

Tour Schedule:

8:00 – 10:30 a.m. — Transport from Armstrong Center to Charleston Tea Plantation.
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. — Tour of grounds in trolley, self-paced factory tour, box lunch on grounds and shopping.
3:00 – 3:25 p.m. — Transport from Tea Plantation to Angel Oak Tree.
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. — Spend time at Angel Oak Tree and gift shop.
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Transport from Angel Oak Tree to Old Sheldon Church ruins.
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. — Spend time exploring ruins and grounds.
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. — Transport from Old Sheldon Church to Armstrong Center.

Regular Registration Fee: $149.00

Registration is currently closed until fall 2020. If you have any questions about this course or would like more information, please contact Deedee Southerlin at

Last updated: 4/2/2020