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Fort Hill Plantation

Fort Hill Street and Calhoun Drive, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
+1 864-656-2475
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Terrific place to visit

Fort Hill Plantation is a worthwhile stop if your in Clemson. The lady who answered all our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeff W
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South Carolina
A lot of history in a small place.

A small house relative to many of the low-country plantations, but those that manage Ft. Hill have... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
PalmettoRebel
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Clemson, South Carolina
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Fort Hill Street and Calhoun Drive, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Hill Plantation is a worthwhile stop if your in Clemson. The lady who answered all our questions and gave us the history of the house was very knowledgeable and did a great job. We really enjoyed our time there.

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A small house relative to many of the low-country plantations, but those that manage Ft. Hill have been able to acquire an amazing amount of Calhoun and Clemson family artifacts. Every Carolinian should visit Ft. Hill and learn about two of their most amazing men,...More

Thank PalmettoRebel
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We stopped in to get a better feel of the history of Clemson and this plantation. Inspired: the original condition of this beautiful home Atmosphere: historic home Parking: easy in the summer! Discovered: driving by Return: no

Thank 275GTS
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

What an amazing histroy lesson. Th house and grounds are so well preserved. Sits right in the middle of Clemson university on a hill with a beautiful view.

Thank melissan170
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I know the title sounds negative, but over the years we've been to lots of old houses in many different locations. The Calhoun house is located on the Clemson University campus and it is a self guided tour. Parking can be difficult, depending on when...More

Thank HumptyD47
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Was walking around campus and found this surprise. Luckily for us it was open and we were able to make a quick tour. We wished that we had more time - was very interesting.

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Fort Hill was the home of John C. Calhoun, one of the pre-eminent 19th century statesmen, from 1826 to his death in 1850. Calhoun was a U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative from South Carolina and led the pro-slavery faction in the Congress. He also served...More

2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Wonderful tour of the house where the 7th Vice President of the US, John Calhoun, lived. Family portraits and personal effects are displayed throughout the house.

Thank battydiver
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This home of John C. Calhoun features a particularly knowledgeable interpreter, who gave us a lot of time and energy. Much of what is in the home belonged to the family going back to the 1700s. Wouldn't have missed it!

Thank b j
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is a surprising gem of a find. The house is chocked full of historical artifacts and the tour guide was very knowledgable. It was not very busy while I was there. One note- parking is horrible! I parked in a number spot, only to...More

1  Thank Kelly H
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Response from 275GTS | Reviewed this property |
We went on a Sunday and it was open on Saturday as well. Not sure of hours but I would think at least 10-4 would be safe.
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