Redcliffe Plantation  State Historic Site
181 Redcliffe RD | Beech Island, SC 29842 | Phone: 803-827-1473 |
  • The mansion at Redcliffe Planation
  • Magnolia bloom at Redcliffe Plantation
  • Rocking chairs on the porch at Redcliffe Plantation
Tours of the mansion are available Thursday- Monday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Check in at the Visitor Center for tour information.  Read about the happenings at Redcliffe in the latest edition of the Redcliffe Southern Times.

Look for our Ultimate Outsider stamp at the historic mansion. Hint: Look on the side of the mansion closest to the stables.
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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 men and women. Now one of the many historic plantations South Carolina has opened to the public, this site symbolizes the ambition, wealth and power of James Henry Hammond a successful cotton planter, congressman, governor and senator, who spent his life defending the southern plantation system and his status within it.

Just one of several historic plantations South Carolina is known for, Redcliffe provides a setting for exploring the experiences of the enslaved, as well as the larger institution of slavery and reflects the historical experiences and impact of the white and black families who lived and worked at the site. The extant slave quarters, mansion, and iconic lane of magnolia trees planted in 1860 serve to highlight the plantation’s rich and varied history.

The South Carolina State Park Service preserves historic resources including artifacts, structures, and cultural landscape features that document the layers of history and the patterns of change at Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site and other South Carolina State Historic Sites.

There are countless other South Carolina State Historic Sites to explore. Find another one of the finest plantation homes of the South at Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site.


  • Admission : Park admission is free. House tours are $7.50 for adults, $5.00 for students (age 6-16) and SC Seniors, and children age 5 and under are free.
  • Days and Hours of Operation : Grounds: 9am-6pm, daily
  • Office Hours : 11am-noon, daily
  • Tours : House museum tours are held on the hour Th - M at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. If school groups are scheduled on a day when we offer tours, the 11am tour will not be held. Please contact the park in advance if you are planning on attending an 11am tour.


  • Pets : Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.