Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, Beech Island

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site is a state park in South Carolina, USA. Redcliffe Plantation, also known as Redcliffe, completed in 1859, is a Greek Revival plantation house located on the site that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house was designed by the baron Louis Berckmans and was built in 1857. It was built for James Henry Hammond and was home to three generations of his descendants. His great-grandson John Shaw Billings, editor of Time, Life, and Fortune magazines, donated the estate and collections to the people of South Carolina in 1973. The same year it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • We've been living in the CSRA for 4 years and this is the first time we've ever visited the plantation. Very interesting history. Elizabeth is an excellent tour guide! Very knowledgeable and can reall...  more »
  • Redcliffe is a southern plantation house that escaped the torch during the Civil War and is in remarkable condition today. Our tour guide was as good as they come, Well informed and very easy to liste...  more »
  • We visited Redcliffe Plantation State Park and had a great visit. Our guide is the Park Ranger there, Joy. She was so informative and gave us a real glimpse into a bygone time in our state's history. ...  more »
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  • The tour was excellent, the guide very knowledgeable. The home is what you'd expect a 19th century plantation to look like. Slave quarters and stables well preserved with great artifacts within. And the tour was a steal at 7.50 a person.
  • Ranger Guide Elizabeth is amazing and full of knowledge. Joy is very sweet and welcoming as well. I will return another day.
  • It's hard to rate or "like" a place that was part of a dark period of our country's history. With this said I decided to visit this historic plantation in Beach Island, SC which was a few minutes away from my campground. I'd never been to a plantation in my life but thought I'd objectively visit the grounds. It's free to wander around the house however there is an admittance fee if you want to tour the home. Tours are only available on certain days, I didn't tour the inside of the home but was able to walk up and around the porch area on my visit. The views and grounds are pretty and well maintained but beware of red ant hills. There is free parking available, a visitor center and some open exhibits in the old barn and slaves quarters. It hard walking around and not feeling disturbed by the injustice of that period in time.
  • Off the beaten path, on a dirt road, this historical plantation is close to original status. Nice informative guide and reasonably priced tour of the plantation main house & antiques scattered throughout the home. Other buildings still standing are the horse stables, and former slave quarters. Visitor center, with small gift shop, displays, & restrooms, is separate from the home.
  • I have always wanted to visit a plantation. Although this one has been changed over the years, it was easy to visualize how it looked originally.

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