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Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site


Charles Pinckney National Historic Site commemorates the South Carolina statesman who was instrumental in the formation of the United States Constitution and was a signer of the document. Located on the grounds of his former plantation just outside of Charleston in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, the park features a museum dedicated to Pinckney and South Carolina’s role in the shaping of America’s political structure shortly after the American Revolution. The museum and Visitor Center are housed in the Snee Farmhouse, the lone structure remaining on the property. It was built in the 1820s by subsequent owners of the plantation. Pinckney sold the property in 1817 after running into financial trouble.

The grounds outside the farmhouse are open to visitors. A half mile trail encircles the property, taking visitors past magnolias and beautiful live oaks strewn with Spanish moss.

A thorough visit to the park should take no more than two hours, though most visitors take about an hour to see the museum, watch the park film, and stroll around the grounds.


Charles Pinckney National Historic Site is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 AM to 5 PM, except when closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. However, times can always change, so before making travel plans be sure to check the National Park Service’s Operating Hours and Seasons web page for the park.


There is no fee to enter Charles Pinckney National Historic Site.


Visitor Center / Museum
(allow 1.5 hours)

History Trail
(allow 20 minutes)

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Last updated on March 23, 2020
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