Redcliffe Plantation State, Beech Island

#58 of 151 in Historic Sites in South Carolina
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site is a state park in South Carolina, United States. 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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  • Full disclosure - my wife and I are on a mission to visit all 47 SC state parks. We spent about 2-3 delightful hours at Redcliffe and didnt even take a tour of the place. The ranger there was super....  more »
  • Theresa was a wonderful docent and guide through the life of the people on the Hammond plantation called Redcliffe. All the people who worked and lived there, not just the residents of the big house.....  more »
  • We visited Radcliffe Plantation Labor Day weekend and we were VERY impressed with the whole experience. The grounds are open to the public and free to roam and a guided tour can be purchased for just $7.50 a person (children under 5 are free). Our tour guide Jordan was super knowledgeable and had an answer for every question that was asked. I wasn't sure what to expect before we came but we were pleasantly surprised with the whole experience!
  • This hidden property is beautiful. The tour guide, Elizabeth, is knowledgeable and animated which made for an informative and fun experience. The tour lasts a little under an hour and then gives an opportunity to explore additional places on the property at your own pace. We can't wait to go on the "behind the scenes" tour, which includes the attic and basement areas of the main house. I wouldn't recommend taking small children, as you cannot touch items in the house, sit on the furniture, etc.

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