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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, $5.00 for students (age 6-16) and SC Seniors, and 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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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

3 daily house tours held each Thursday through Monday at  11am, 1pm and 3pm

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

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

Midlands

History & Interpretation

  • Programs and Guided Tours: Guided tours of the historic mansion are given Th – M at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for an admission charge. If school groups are scheduled on a day when we offer tours, the 11 a.m. tour will not be held. Please contact the park in advance if you are planning on attending an 11 a.m. tour.

    Special programs on multiple topics are held at least once a month throughout the year for varying costs. Please check our programs section for more information.

  • Historic Home: Yes
  • Historic Garden: An onsite heirloom garden explores the more than 120 years of gardening and agricultural history at Redcliffe. Garden themes vary from year to year and include: Antebellum Kitchen Garden, African-American Heritage Garden and Depression Era Kitchen Garden. The garden is generally open to the public only in the summer and/or fall. Call ahead for more details.

  • African American History: Redcliffe Plantation interprets the history of multiple generations of multiple families that were enslaved at Redcliffe and other Hammond plantations, or who worked as sharecroppers and/or paid employees from the 1831 through 1975. The site features two historic circa 1857 slave cabins. Visitors experience African-American history year round at the site during guided tours, special exhibits and special programs.

  • Civil War History: Visitors to Redcliffe will learn about the important role Redcliffe owner James Henry Hammond played in state and national politics leading to the secession of South Carolina and the start of the Civil War, as well as family life during the Civil War during guided tours of the historic mansion and special programs.

  • National Register of Historic Places: Yes
  • Designation: National Register
  • When & How PRT Acquired: Donated in 1973 from John Shaw Billings