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Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

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Address: 1254 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant/East Cooper, Mount Pleasant, SC
Phone Number: 843/881-5516
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Part of the country estate of Charles Pinckney, drafter and signer of the...

Part of the country estate of Charles Pinckney, drafter and signer of the Constitution, and a museum interpreting the lives and relationships of African-Americans with slave-owners.

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Relaxing stop

There's not a whole lot to see here, but it's a nice and quiet, relaxing FREE stop in Mount Pleasant, right outside of Charleston. You can tour the historic home and the grounds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving to Boone Hall Plantation and stopped here on the way. As others have mentioned it is small but has informative bits of historical information on the walls of the house. It is worthy of a stop.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's not a whole lot to see here, but it's a nice and quiet, relaxing FREE stop in Mount Pleasant, right outside of Charleston. You can tour the historic home and the grounds. Would be a wonderful place to picnic with the family.

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Thank lgtx1014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely spot with a small historical house, this is a lovely way to spend an afternoon playing the lawns and reading about the history of the area. They have a wonderful tree here with Spanish Moss and holly berries that is such a fun combination of spooky and festive. And it's free!

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Thank Denali5540
Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove past this on our way to somewhere else. On our way back we stopped. It is small but very informative. I was not at all familiar with Charles Pinckney but I am now. Worth a (free) stop to find out more about our nation's founding. Plus some of the live oak trees are magnificent.

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Thank John H
Prince George, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great Gem in the outskirts of Charleston, Beautiful landscapes, and wonderful southern house, where you can learn about Charles Pinckney, Although this house post dates Pinckney's occupation, it is still quite charming, and speaks to his life. Very informative about who he was, and his importance during the American Revolution. If you have extra time, check it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Charles Pinckney is a very important person in our history. The grounds are very well kept up. The house that is located on the grounds is not the original home of Charles Pinckney but it is close to what it would have looked like. You get to walk through the first floor of the home. There is a video also,... More 

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Thank Peacelove9019
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We learned a ton about Charles Pinckney's role in early American history, in particular his contributions to the Constitutional Convention. The site does a good job of balancing its storytelling of the Pinckneys with information about the slaves who would have worked the plantation. It was also very interesting to read about the work of archaeologists at the site, who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We decided to go here for free instead of across the street for $40. Not a cheapskate, just prefer real historical sites. This small site delivered information we never knew. Glad it was saved for future generations to learn and enjoy.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This plantation house sits across from Boone Hall Plantation. Its chock full of information about the owner of the house, Charles Pinckney. Pinckney was a principal author and signer of the United States Constitution, and alot of his history prior to and well after that event are covered. Before you go, check the website on events. This place provides some... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is a good place to learn about an important historical figure. It also features a pleasant area for children and families to wander about.

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