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TRAVEL ADVISORY

Be advised that there is no air conditioning in the historic mansion. Visitors may experience extreme temperatures inside the historic buildings during tours from May to September ranging from 80 to 95 degrees. Hand fans will be provided during tours, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own fans and stay hydrated. 

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HOURS

Grounds: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily
House Tours: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., Thursday – Monday. 11 a.m. tour subject to cancellation due to school groups. Please contact the park if interested in the 11 a.m. tour.

OFFICE

11 a.m. - noon, daily

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ADMISSION

Park admission is free. House tours are $7.50 for adults, $5 for SC Seniors and students (age 6-16). 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to make reservations to tour Redcliffe Plantation?

We encourage you to call ahead if you have a group of 10 or more participants.  Often we suggest a morning tour/program that will be tailored specifically to your group’s needs.

Is the Redcliffe Plantation home ADA accessible?

While the grounds are ADA accessible, the historic mansion is not.  If you call ahead we will make every effort to have a park ranger meet with you on the ground floor of the historic mansion to discuss the significance of the site’s history and provide informational materials.

Why was the original entrance closed?

In 2007 we made the decision to prohibit vehicle traffic along the original magnolia allee.  The magnolias lining the allee were planted by Redcliffe’s owner James Henry Hammond in 1860.  After years of root impaction, the magnolias began to deteriorate rapidly.  By removing vehicle traffic, we were able to open the lane as a walking path so that future visitors may have the opportunity to enjoy these majestic trees.

Are weddings allowed at Redcliffe?

Special events are permitted on the grounds of Redcliffe Plantation.  Applications and guidelines, which specify use restrictions, may be obtained from the park manager.  No events are permitted inside the historic mansion or on the grounds immediately adjacent to the historic structures.

Can I take photographs inside the mansion?

Yes, visitors touring the mansion may take photographs as long as they turn off their flash.  Flash, as with any light source, may damage the artifacts inside the home over time.

What are your metal detection guidelines for State Parks and State Park properties?

Click here for a printable version of our guidelines concerning metal detector use on state parks and state park properties.

Where is the park’s Ultimate Outsider stamp located?

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

For more general, statewide frequently asked questions, please click here.