Charles Pinckney National Historic Site


The historic site was established to interpret Charles Pinckney's plantation Snee Farm, his role in the development of the United States Constitution and the transition of the United States from a group of colonies to a young nation. Interpretive exhibits, located in a house built circa 1828 but which is not Pinckney related, highlight these areas as well as the influences of African-Americans in the development of Snee Farm.

Charles Pinckney was a principal author and a signer of the United States Constitution. This remnant of his coastal plantation is preserved to tell the story of a "forgotten founder," his life of public service, the lives of enslaved African Americans on South Carolina Lowcountry plantations and their influences on Charles Pinckney.


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Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.



Charles Pinckney National Historic Site is located at 1254 Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, six miles north of Charleston off U.S.-17.

The site can be reached by US Highway 17 North in Mt. Pleasant. Turn left on Long Point Road and travel one-half mile. The entrance is on the left. If traveling on I-526, exit at Long Point Road, turn left at the light and travel three miles. The entrance is on the right. Either way, the route is well marked.

Public Transportation - Airlines, bus, train and major highways service the local area. Additionally, the Charleston Area Rapid Transit Authority serves all the park sites


Charleston, South Carolina is a major destination city and is served by several airlines. Taxis are readily available from the airport. The site is six miles north of Charleston. From the airport, travel on I-526 East and exit at Long Point Road. Turn left at the light and travel three miles. The entrance is on the right.