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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 29464-9020
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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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Interesting, but small

Very cool, little hidden piece of American History. Well kept property, the only downfall was how small and limited it was. Great for history buffs!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I learned some interesting history regarding the area aroung the American War for Independence by visiting this little gem. The house was displayed as a visual learing site from founding through early colonial times, using a self guided walking through the house and reading the displays. The house was a farm house, not a mansion, not furnished, but interesting and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool, little hidden piece of American History. Well kept property, the only downfall was how small and limited it was. Great for history buffs!

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Thank Matthew B
Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While driving we saw the sign for the Historic site. Nice shady parking lot. Short walk to the house. We saw a short movie about the history and life of Charles Pinckney. If you like history this is a neat place. Very well kept for a National site. Worth going to look and spend time in the house and also... More 

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Southport, NC, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our visit to this National Park. It is a fairly quaint location being housed in a restored house on the site of the original. The park hostess was very helpful and there are many interesting displays to provide information about the Pinckneys of South Carolina. There is no fee to access. The drive to the site... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

If you are not in a hurry you might want to take time to drive to the Charles Pinckney Plantation in Mount Pleasant. It is part of the National Park Service and it is free. Pinckney was just one of the signers of the Constitution from the low country of S.C. If you like history add this to one of... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I liked this site and was able to get a national park passport stamp so I can't complain. It's a little odd in that the house isn't original, but was built after the eponymous was alive there. However, the effort archaeological effort around the site is very impressive. Even if you aren't interested in South Carolina history, it's a nice... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We wanted to see more of the Charleston area, so we drove the short distance to Mt. Pleasant. This national historic site is located between Patriots Point and Boone Hall. This site only requires about an hour. They show a 15 minute video of Pinckney's biography and his public service career. I never realized that a lot of his proposals... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

You probably don't know who Charles Pinckney was. I didn't until I visited Charleston, South Carolina. Pinckney was a principal author and signer of the U.S. Constitution. Today, he is recognized as a "Forgotten Founder" of the historic document that generally is associated with George Washington, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. But Pinckney played a significant role in... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Nice historical museum of the Charles Pinckney house and ground that is maintained by the National Parks Service. Nicely maintained and scenic. Very educational.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love history and particularly American history. This is located right next door to the Boone Plantation. So if you're heading there, you should definitely stop by. The Ranger was extremely kind and knowledgeable. I do want to say that this house isn't the house that Mr.Pickney lived in, but it's an historic house built after he lived on... More 

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