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Redcliffe Plantation State

181 Redcliffe Rd, Beech Island, SC 29842-9535
+1 803-827-1473
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Interesting!

We've been living in the CSRA for 4 years and this is the first time we've ever visited the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WanMinet C
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A very interesting tour with a South Carolina history lesson thrown in

Redcliffe is a southern plantation house that escaped the torch during the Civil War and is in... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Jack S
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Dunnellon, Florida
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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, & Wigfalls who worked at the site as slaves and later free men and women. 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 1860 serve to highlight the plantation's rich and varied history. House Tours are offered Thursday through Monday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. There are no tours available on Tuesday/Wednesday. If school groups are scheduled on a day tours are offered, the 11am tour will not be held. Please contact the park in advance if you are planning on attending an 11 a.m. tour.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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181 Redcliffe Rd, Beech Island, SC 29842-9535
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been living in the CSRA for 4 years and this is the first time we've ever visited the plantation. Very interesting history. Elizabeth is an excellent tour guide! Very knowledgeable and can really answer questions. We will surely recommend this to our friends.😊

Thank WanMinet C
Joy R, Manager at Redcliffe Plantation State, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting! We look forward to seeing you back out at the park for a walk or a picnic, if not for another tour. Remember, the grounds are open free 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.!

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Redcliffe is a southern plantation house that escaped the torch during the Civil War and is in remarkable condition today. Our tour guide was as good as they come, Well informed and very easy to listen to. I only wish I could remember her name...More

Thank Jack S
Joy R, Manager at Redcliffe Plantation State, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Well, of course, I was the one who gave the tour since you enjoyed it so much...hahaha! It was more likely our Park Interpreter Elizabeth :) We are so glad that you took the time to visit us, especially given the heat! Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We visited Redcliffe Plantation State Park and had a great visit. Our guide is the Park Ranger there, Joy. She was so informative and gave us a real glimpse into a bygone time in our state's history. Items in the gift shop are reasonably priced...More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This plantation was a private house with approximately 21 house slaves.Two slave quarters survive. One turned into a garage. The other an exhibit with detailed documentation of life on the plantations down the road. There's a chilling operations manual with job descriptions, clothing and food...More

Thank Darlyne B
Joy R, Manager at Redcliffe Plantation State, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Darlyne, thanks for making the trip out to Redcliffe Plantation! We are always happy to share the complicated history of the site and to expose visitors to new documents, photographs, artifacts that help illustrate that history.

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the plantation and the service at the desk was great. We purchased our tickets from Doug who was so friendly. We all met on the verandah of the mansion and proceeded inside. Turns out Doug was also the tour guide. He was...More

Thank lolly n
Joy R, Manager at Redcliffe Plantation State, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thanks so much for your review and for visiting Redcliffe! I will be sure to pass on your kind remarks to Doug.

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Start at the visitor center center & gift shop for the times of the tours. Reasonable fee is charged. Knowledgable tour guide takes you through the main plantation house explaining each room and it's exhibits. Warning, some of the historical events may be hard to...More

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 15 April 2017

While we were not able to get inside the house, a walk around the outside was very impressive. The house is HUGE! Amazing example of plantation architecture and lucky that the Feds didn't burn it to the ground. Watch out for the massive prickly pear...More

1  Thank scphil21
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We visited the plantation and grounds while in Augusta Georgia. We took the plantation tour, and found it not only informational but very fascinating. Out tour guide not only told us the basic facts about the working plantation, but fun stories about the families and...More

2  Thank GLMills
Joy R, Manager at Redcliffe Plantation State, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

So glad you could make it out for a tour!

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This plantation is located on some seriously gorgeous property. You can wander around the property to see the outside of the house, the slaves' residence, the horse barn without paying for a tour of the house, but the tour is very affordable and well worth...More

Thank AndieG1603
Joy R, Manager at Redcliffe Plantation State, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Thanks for adding your comments about the tour...if you have the time, it is worth it to take the guided tour and learn more about what you are seeing!

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this place on a recent tour of SC State Parks. It's not too far off of I-20. It's a very well maintained home for something built before 1865. It was used as a residence into the mid 20th century but doesn't seem to...More

1  Thank EOMoby
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