Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
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- Point of Interest
- Picnic Area
- Visitor Center
- Scenic Observation
- Information Sign
- No Fee
- No Camping
Twenty-eight acres of a 715-acre plantation called Snee Farm are preserved in the park. In its open spaces are wayside exhibits along the 1/2-mile walking trail—describing the existing house, archeological excavations, agricultural history and how neighboring water and wetlands contributed to the plantation.
Starting from the parking area you will be on a well-defined, easy walking paved walkway, which extends around much of the site. Stop at the house, which serves as a visitor center, and pick up a trail map and information guide. The map and guide are helpful in located certain points of interested around the 28 acre property.
After walking out the front of the house the paved walkway will continue on for a short distance, but will then transition to a grass trail which is mowed regularly to show the trails defined route. You will pass a slave village site with wayside information, and continue into a more forested area. Your walk will continue along the banks of a wooded tidal marsh that leads to a boardwalk overlooking a branch of the Wampacheone Creek. As you return, you will pass a twentieth century barn and see a model of a rice trunk. Rice trunks were used to control water flow in the rice fields that once dominated the plantations of lowland South Carolina.
Hours: Open daily 9 to 5. Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.Directions:
From Mount Pleasant: Drive northeast on US 17 (approximately 6.0 miles from the Cooper River Bridge) and turn left onto Long Point Road. The Charles Pinckney Historical Site is 0.5 mile on the left.