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“Interesting look at hidden history”

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
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Owner description: 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.
Upstate NY
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Interesting look at hidden history”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

An interesting place to visit, and definitely gives a good image of colonial/revolutionary era plantation life. My family learned a lot about one of our most influential forgotten founding father. While it was rainy when we visited, we enjoyed walking the grounds and exploring the nature trail.

While there is little, if any, evidence of the original plantation, there is enough here to help you imagine the way things were over 200 years ago.

The kids had fun completing the Junior Ranger program, and the staff on hand were phenomenal.

Visited April 2014
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columbus ohio
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“hey its free”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

nice house. bout ten minutes and youve seen it. didnt explore the woods around. really not much to add

Visited April 2014
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Country Club
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Not a great stop, but free and historically interesting”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

We seldom miss the chance to visit a national park or site, and we're never disappointed -- especially when it's free, like this site. February isn't a great time to walk the grounds, but the area around the 19th century farmhouse yielded some interesting information about this farm that once belonged to Pinckney, whom you'll recall (of course) is one of the signers of the U.S. Constitution.

Inside is ample material to help you in any Pinckney trivia contest. No question the PBS video on the man and his contributions to South Carolina and the United States was the most appealing. The on-site ranger was attentive and informative and offered us information about an upcoming local event that we might want to attend -- an event dealing with the Hunley.

We spent an hour and felt good about the stop.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Kenneth R
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“low key glimpse into early plantation life”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Just as enjoyable as a large plantation, this small, often overlooked historic site depicts early life in low country S.C. and the role this family played in the formation of the United States.

Visited May 2013
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Smithfield RI
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Well maintained house and grounds.”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Very interesting movie giving the history of Charles Pinckney's role in the our countries independence. House was well restored. Allow 30-45 minutes.

Visited October 2013
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