'Imagine staying in the oldest home in Georgetown, where townsfolk once gathered to discuss the issues of the day, during the Revolutionary War, and wondering what the outcome would bring to their community and if their Rice Plantations would continue to thrive, during the War Between the States (Civil War). The history is embedded in the walls at 719 Prince Street and we invite you to come experience and enjoy all the glory of days gone by. We offer all our guests the best of Georgetown!'
The Thomas Bolem House was built in 1734 and is considered the oldest home in historic Georgetown. Local townspeople, rice plantation owners and visitors, alike, would frequent this fine establishment, when it served them well as a tavern.
Located on Prince Street, this beautiful and unique property is just one block from Front Street, with all the fine restaurants and quaint shops that line the Georgetown riverfront.
The current owners recently renovated the entire house, preserving the integrity and character of the home all the way back to its historic roots, and at the same time, incorporating modern appliances and updated bath features for complete comfort.
Our guests will enjoy the lovely period furnishings, detailed moldings and ample living spaces throughout the house, which include 3 comfortable bedrooms and 3 full baths. The inviting Master Bedroom has private access to its own 2nd floor outdoor piazza for your pleasure!
There are 4 working gas fireplaces in the winter, private Living Room, separate formal Dining Room, Sitting Room/Den (with daybed and trundle for extra guests) and Sunroom with enclosed full washer and dryer. The large kitchen boasts soapstone counter tops, stainless steel appliances, gas stove with two girdles and eight burners for the gourmet in you, warming drawer, wine cooler, built-in wine rack and plenty of cabinet space. The private backyard is ideal for grilling out or just relaxing with family and friends.
719 Prince Street is listed on The National Register of Historic Places and known as one of the finest homes in the historic downtown district of Georgetown. Thomas Bolem is dressed to the nines, each Christmas Season, and was celebrated by over two-hundred visitors, during a Yuletide Home Tour.
WALK-ABLE GEORGETOWN ATTRACTIONS:
South Carolina Maritime Museum
Georgetown County Museum
Swamp Fox Players Theater and Strand Cinema
Numerous choice Restaurants
Pawley's Island Beach
The Owners of the Thomas Bolem House are world travelers and accomplished historians. She is currently an Editor-at-large, Assistant Publisher and columnist for the Charleston Mercury, has written several books, including her newest title, The Road To Trump and loves writing in her Georgetown home, with the surrounding historic ambiance. They reside in Middleburg/Upperville area of Virginia, where they owned a Winery, and Charleston, South Carolina.
You may schedule a private tour with the owners and gain fascinating insights of their historic home and its extensive renovation as well as hear the deep history of Georgetown and the major role it played in the development of a thriving community in South Carolina.
We welcome you with open arms to our Georgetown Tavern. Cheers!
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