Charles Pinckney Historic Site
Type: Day Trips, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Historic Sites, Parks
This National Historic Site, located in Mount Pleasant, is named for Charles Pinckney, an author and signer of the U.S. Constitution. The site is managed by the National Park Service, and is what... Read More
This National Historic Site, located in Mount Pleasant, is named for Charles Pinckney, an author and signer of the U.S. Constitution. The site is managed by the National Park Service, and is what remains of the Pinckney plantation, known then as Snee Farm. When Pinckney sold this property in 1817 to settle debts, a new plantation home was build on the grounds, and it has shrunken to just 28 of the original 715 acres. Like many other Charleston plantations, the history of this park is tied to the story of enslaved Africans, who made up the vast majority of those living on Snee Farm while it was in operation. Each Saturday in March, the park hosts a celebration of local Gullah culture, derived from West African slaves that were transplanted to the lowcountry. There is no entrance fee to this park, making it a pleasant destination for an afternoon off-peninsula.
- Free Things to Do: "Incorporate a visit to the Charleston Pinckney Historic Site before or after you visit Mount Pleasant or the Isle of Palms."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: This U.S. National Park is easily made an enjoyable part of a day trip off the Charleston peninsula, with free admission and serene park grounds.