Hammond’s legacy also lives on in the picturesque setting of Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site. The plantation home, completed in 1859, and iconic lane of 145-year-old magnolia trees are highlights of the site. So is the view of the Savannah River valley from the top floor of the Greek Revival house, where historians say Hammond could see the clock tower a dozen miles away across the river in downtown Augusta. Exploring the preserved slave quarters, admiring the heirloom garden and picnicking on the expansive lawn also are favorite activities at the park. Redcliffe was donated to South Carolina in 1973 by former Time editor John Shaw Billings, a descendant of the former congressman and governor.
Hours: 9am - 6pm daily
Admission: Free to the historic grounds, including the slave quarters, stables and visitors center
Pets: Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.
Tour and Program Information: Redcliffe Plantation is a "DiscoverCarolina Site", which provides curriculum-based social studies programs for South Carolina school children.