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Day Trip Adventure: Redcliffe Plantation


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Redcliffe Plantation in Beech Island, SC

Redcliffe Plantation is a slice of Southern history located in Beech Island, just a 30 min drive from Aiken. A South Carolina state historic site with a stunning Greek Revival mansion, lush gardens, slave cabins and captivating stories, Redcliffe Plantation is a great day trip for history buffs and nature enthusiasts alike.


With 369 acres including magnificent Magnolia Lane and nearly 2 miles of hiking trails, there's plenty of nature beauty to experience, but don't stop there.

Explore the Visitor Center exhibit and visit the two slave cabins (circa 1857) to better understand the complex history of this beautiful place.

Tour the historic house museum and marvel at its exquisite architecture, period furnishings, and captivating tales of the past. Discover the lives of four generations of the Hammond family and the enslaved people who called this place home.


It's a journey through time that will stay with you.

📍 Location:

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

181 Redcliffe Road

Beech Island, SC 29842

🗓️ Open: 9 AM - 6 PM daily.

Guided Tours of the Historic Structures are available Thursday - Monday at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are not required, but it's recommended you email in advance: redcliffe@scprt.com


Park admission is free, however access to the mansion is via guided house tour only. House tours are $10 for adults; $6 for SC Seniors; $5 for children ages 6-15; children age 5 and under are free.


Leashed dogs are welcome in most outdoor areas.

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