Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

(redirected from Snee Farm)

See also: National Parks and Monuments (table)National Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site:

see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Address:1214 Middle St
Sullivans Island, SC 29482

Phone:843-881-5516
Fax:843-881-7070
Web: www.nps.gov/chpi/
Size: 28.5 acres.
Established: Authorized on September 8, 1988.
Location:6 miles north of Charleston off US 17.
Facilities:Visitor center, exhibits.
Activities:Self-guided tours, educational programs.
Special Features:Charles Pinckney (1757-1824) fought in the Revolutionary War and became one of the principal framers of the Constitution. He served as Governor of South Carolina, a member of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and was President Thomas Jefferson's minister to Spain. His estate, known as Snee Farm, is one of the only 8 actual primary dwellings left that can be directly associated with a signer of the Constitution. Park preserves 28 acres of the 715-acre estate.

See other parks in South Carolina.
References in periodicals archive ?
Much of our knowledge about life on Snee Farm results from archaeological research.
As an example of a working plantation, the recovered artifacts and the cultural landscape allow Snee Farm to illustrate themes from low-country slave life.
With only 46 slaves in 1787, Snee Farm was one of Charles Pinckney's more modest operations, but in this regard it was representative of many plantations close to Charleston that combined vegetable farming with staple crops.
All was not geared to staples, though; Snee Farm also contained ornamental gardens that were maintained by Pinckney's slave gardener.
Should Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in South Carolina be retained, when it is now clear that Pinckney never lived at Snee Farm, the unit's focus ?