Redcliffe Plantation was the home of South Carolina statesman and planter James Henry Hammond, a deeply flawed man who nevertheless was a strong supporter of the Southern cause. The Greek Revival style mansion was completed in 1859, just prior to Southern secession and the subsequent US invasion and occupation. It is now a State park which offers free admission. Redcliffe has beautiful grounds with many giant oaks as well as a very interesting stable and slave quarters. Redcliffe is located not far from Kathwood Plantation, a mansion which belonged to Hammond’s wife when they were married.
Recently, I visited the historic home and beautiful symbol of Southern civilization and our rich heritage. SF readers might enjoy some of the pictures I took.