Rice Hope Plantation

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Mistress Chicken is the name of this plantation’s resident ghost. She rocks in a rocking chair inside the Heron Room. It is said that she exists to comfort a child who once lived at this plantation and was once tied to a tombstone by a nasty schoolmaster as punishment. The schoolmaster forgot about the little girl until after dark, and while not hurt, she was emotionally scarred by the incident. Mistress Chicken, believed to be a spirit of the child’s grandmother or nanny, was a comfort to the child.

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206 Rice Hope Drive
Moncks Corner, SC
United States

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33.0881479, -79.93077399999999
Berkeley County, South Carolina
Nearest Towns:
Moncks Corner, SC (8.8 mi.)
Goose Creek, SC (9.5 mi.)
Pinopolis, SC (11.4 mi.)
Sangaree, SC (12.0 mi.)
Ladson, SC (12.6 mi.)
Hanahan, SC (12.9 mi.)
Lincolnville, SC (14.2 mi.)
North Charleston, SC (14.5 mi.)
Summerville, SC (15.0 mi.)
Bonneau, SC (15.1 mi.)

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  1. I didn’t really have a “haunted” experience there as a child, but, for as long as I can remember, I’ve felt “presences” of entities in places. As a child, before Rice Hope was a B&B, I used to stay there quite frequently on the weekends for family business. I can remember being in rooms in the mansion that were “heavier” than others. Some felt “warmer”, some felt eerie, and some felt very “grandmotherly” and comforting. I just thought I’d add this to your site….

  2. The Miss Chicken story is FALSE… google it and find out the true story. The plantation home, on the other hand and land surrounding it – esp. Strawberry Chapel down the road ARE beyond freaky and weird! I lived across from the plantation home on Rice Hope Plantation Drive and we experienced numerous things in our house. I have also spotted an entity near the railroad tracks coming into Rice Hope – a young man that continually wanders there (perhaps killed by a train – I don’t know). Yes – the area is definitely one to check out. AND, I agree with William’s comments above as I have been in the home and felt the same way…

  3. My wife and I stayed there one weekend in December about 20 years ago. We didn’t know it was supposedly haunted. Since it was December we were the only guests there other than the elderly owners. On our first night there we were awoken at about 3:00 am to the sound of furniture being moved across the floor. It was either in hallway or one of the rooms next to us. My wife was more disturbed by it than me as I just wanted to go back to sleep. I even joked about not caring if it was a ghost as long as it didn’t come in the room and start jumping up and down on the bed. Years later saw that it was supposed to be haunted by seeing it on the travel channel.

  4. Out by Short Stay I think the area is called Overton.The neighborhood just passed short stay the old golf cart trail in the woods is a forgotten cemetery with hundreds of graves dating back as far as 1800’s I was only a child of 10 years old but I remember the area clearly. It was amazing! There even looked like maybe an old church was not too far off from the area. There was this heaviness about the area and lord the shadows we saw!

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