About the Plantation:
Although Frank Lloyd Wright designed over 1000 projects during his long and prolific career, Auldbrass in Yemassee, South Carolina, is the only plantation among them. It is also one of the largest and most complex projects he ever undertook. Wright had an unusually intense commitment to Auldbrass, and worked on it, off and on, for over twenty years, from 1938 until his death in 1959. In 1986, film producer Joel Silver bought Auldbrass, and with the help of Eric Lloyd Wright, the grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright, he meticulously restored this stunning architectural gem. (Please note, this is a self guided walking tour of the expansive grounds of Auldbrass Plantation.) Click on the following link to read a New York Times article about Auldbrass.
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Important things to remember…
Photography inside any building is STRICTLY PROHIBITED
No cell phones allowed inside buildings
No pets allowed (service dogs only)
No coolers allowed
No children under 12 years old
No touching or feeding the animals (caution – electric fence)
Sensible shoes strongly recommended (it is a self guided walking tour)
Tour maps will be distributed on site
Restroom facilities are available
This year lunch will be catered By Jimmy Fitts Southern BBQ and served buffet style. Since no food or drinks are allowed in the buildings at Auldbrass lunch will be served right down the road at Parker’s Ferry Plantation. Lunch will include: Pulled pork, grilled chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, rolls, and cookies with un/sweet tea and water to drink.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the tour?
Auldbrass is open to the public every other year for one weekend in November. Your ticket allows you entry on Saturday or Sunday from 10-4.
How long is the tour?
The walk can be done comfortably in 2 hours. Since it is self guided times will vary. Docents will be available along the way to answer any questions.
Is there food included?
Water is provided at no cost. Lunch is provided, at an additional cost, at a nearby location.