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There will be no 11 a.m. tour on December 9.   There will be no tours offered December 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


Limited access “open house” style tours will be provided for the historic slave quarters and main floor of the Redcliffe mansion, Thursday-Monday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are not required but are strongly encouraged. These limited tours are $5/person and are limited to 15 people per tour.

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HOURS

Grounds: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily

Guided Tours of the Historic Structures available: Thursday-Monday at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Access to the mansion is only available on a guided tour.

OFFICE

11 a.m. - noon, daily

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ADMISSION

Park admission is free. House tours are $10 for adults; $6 for SC Seniors; $5 for children ages 6-15; children age 5 and under are free.

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PETS

Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.

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Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

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Redcliffe Plantation has been named as one of the "Top Ten Sites to Visit in South Carolina" by the SC African American Heritage Commission during Black History Month.  Please visit Green Book of SC, for information on other African American Cultural Sites in South Carolina.


**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located at the historic mansion on the side of the mansion closest to the stables.


Redcliffe Plantation, completed in 1859, was once the home of James Henry Hammond, three generations of his descendants, and numerous African-American families like the Henleys, Goodwins, and Wigfalls who worked at the site as enslaved laborers and later as free men and women. Now one of the many historic plantations South Carolina has opened to the public, this site encompasses the ambition, wealth and power of James Henry Hammond as well as the injustices and suffering forced on the hundreds of enslaved peoples who were forced to live and work on the land. A successful cotton planter, congressman, governor and senator, Hammond spent his life defending the southern plantation system and his status within it.


Just one of several historic plantations South Carolina is known for, Redcliffe provides a setting for exploring the experiences of the enslaved, as well as the larger institution of slavery and reflects the historical experiences and impact of the white and black families who lived and worked at the site. The extant slave quarters, mansion, and iconic lane of magnolia trees planted in 1861 serve to highlight the plantation’s rich and varied history.


The South Carolina State Park Service preserves historic resources including artifacts, structures, and cultural landscape features that document the layers of history and the patterns of change at Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site and other South Carolina State Historic Sites.

BY THE NUMBERS

1 historic house museum with 4,000+ artifacts from 4 generations of the Hammond family from 1859-1975

2 historic circa 1857 slave cabins, used to interpret the history of generations of families enslaved at Redcliffe

1 expansive porch where you can sit and catch a breeze

1 magnolia lane, perfect for strolling through these old, magnificent magnolias

19 primary source documents, 26 historic images, 100s of stories in the Visitor Center Exhibit

1 small gift shop that gives you the chance to purchase a momento from Redcliffe Plantation

369 acres with a rich and complex history that underlies its beauty

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