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Redcliffe Plantation State

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wedding/Prom picture's

Great place to have Wedding's, pictures taken, picnics, or just to visit a lot of history there! My... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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Worth the stop

My oldest son is a history enthusiast and we wanted a plantation visit that was not all gift shop... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Amy G
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Redcliffe Plantation, completed in 1859, was once the home of James Henry Hammond, three generations of his descendants, and numerous African-American families like the Henleys, Goodwins, & Wigfalls who worked at the site as slaves and later free...more
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181 Redcliffe Rd, Beech Island, SC 29842-9535
+1 803-827-1473
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to have Wedding's, pictures taken, picnics, or just to visit a lot of history there! My oldest Daughter was married there & my youngest Daughter had her prom pictures there!! Beautiful place for those events or jus visit!!

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

My oldest son is a history enthusiast and we wanted a plantation visit that was not all gift shop and tourist trap. The Redcliffe Plantation tour that day was hosted by a man who claimed he was more suited to grass cutting than house guiding,...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Nice old plantation house that has a tour of the inside at 11, 1, and 3. Site includes an old stable, old garden, a magnolia allee', slave quarters, and huge trees. Visitor center is new and has a small museum inside to explain the plantation...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

We visited in early May and we went just before lunch. My mother's health prevented her from joining the tour so she remained at the park office and enjoyed the history they have on the plantation as well as the covered porch. The office has...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a very interesting place with lots of history. Our guide did a Wonderful job of telling us about its history and having us imagine what it would have been like to live there either as part of the family in the Plantation House...More

Thank Karla T
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I have lived within 10 miles of this site and never visited until a month ago. Now I have visited three times in the month. This is the mansion of James Henry Hammond and four generations of Hammonds. It is now a state park and...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Our guide was full of information, and very knowledgeable. We were impressed with the plantations history and the families that lived there. We learned also about the politics of the owners throughout history.

Thank John L
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site is close to Aiken and worth a visit with family. There is plenty of open space to let the kids run and have a picnic. The information in the former slave quarters was very interesting. Unfortunately, we arrived in...More

Thank Bruce Jeffrey K
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

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 really answer questions. We will surely recommend this to our friends.😊

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Joy R, Manager at Redcliffe Plantation State, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thanks for visiting! We look forward to seeing you back out at the park for a walk or a picnic, if not for another tour. Remember, the grounds are open free 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.!

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

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 listen to. I only wish I could remember her name...More

Thank Jack S
Joy R, Manager at Redcliffe Plantation State, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Well, of course, I was the one who gave the tour since you enjoyed it so much...hahaha! It was more likely our Park Interpreter Elizabeth :) We are so glad that you took the time to visit us, especially given the heat! Thanks again for...More

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Response from Joy R | Property representative |
The grounds are open daily from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. Tours of the mansion, slave quarters and work yard are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Thursday through Monday. There are three picnic tables adjacent the parking area; these... More