Seaside Plantation

Seaside Plantation, also known as the Edgar Fripp Plantation, is a historic plantation house located on Saint Helena Island near Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina. It was built about 1795 to 1810, and is a two-story, frame dwelling in a transitional Georgian / Federal style. It features one-story hip roofed portico. Seaside was one of the plantations participating in the Port Royal Experiment and had as its labor superintendent Charles Pickard Ware (1840–1921). Charlotte Forten Grimké (1837-1914) also resided at Seaside Plantation. Along with Tombee Plantation, Seaside is one of only a few remaining antebellum plantation houses on St. Helena. Also on the property are the contributing original, brick-lined well, a clapboard shed, a large barn with clapboard siding and tin roof, and a round concrete and oyster shell silo.[2][3]

Seaside Plantation
Seaside Plantation is located in South Carolina
Seaside Plantation
Seaside Plantation is located in the United States
Seaside Plantation
Location10 miles east of Beaufort on U.S. Route 21, near Beaufort, South Carolina
Coordinates32°21′2″N 80°34′13″W / 32.35056°N 80.57028°W / 32.35056; -80.57028Coordinates: 32°21′2″N 80°34′13″W / 32.35056°N 80.57028°W / 32.35056; -80.57028
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
Builtc. 1795 (1795)-1810, 1862
Architectural styleGeorgian, Federal
NRHP reference No.79002375[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 16, 1979

It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Seaside Plantation, Beaufort County (S.C. Sec. Rd. 77, St. Helena Island)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  3. ^ Cynthia D. Cole and Mary Ann Eaddy (February 1975). "Seaside Plantation" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination. NRHP. Retrieved 25 February 2014.