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  1. Elizabeth Laney

    From Cotton Fields to Cities

    They left their homes, their families, their friends and their communities for a new life. Travel with Redcliffe Plantation SHS as we EXPLORE the stories of the Mack, Romeo, Seabrook, Henley and Wigfall families as they left rural South Carolina and moved to cities like New York and Baltimore during The Great Migration in the 1920s – 1940s. The program includes a tour of Redcliffe’s historic African-American buildings, a discussion of Isabel Wilkerson’s acclaimed book “The Warmth of Other Suns,” and a reading of Calvin A. Ramsey’s children’s book “Ruth and the Green Book.” Great program for families! Will include activity books for elementary age kids and reading material for older students and adults. $9.00/Adults and $1.00 for kids aged 6-16 or any student with ID, Free for 5 & Under. Register in advance by calling 803-827-1473 or emailing redcliffe@scprt.com.
  2. Elizabeth Laney

    SC/GA-Children's Art Tour

    Redcliffe Plantation SHS presents a Spring Evening Open House: Art & Architecture. This two hours event features a special children's art tour at 6:00 pm. This tour is especially designed for ages 4 - 12 to teach children about art through color, shapes, symbols, history and other clues. Families can visit throughout the evening from 5:30 to 7:30 but the children's tour will only be held at 6:00 pm. The historic plantation mansion and slave quarters will be open for informal tours, artists will be painting on the historic grounds and light refreshments will be available. Crafts and other activities will be set up around the historic site. Admission is $10 for adults, $7.50 for SC seniors & ages 6-16 and FREE for ages 5 & under. Cash and credit accepted. Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site is located two miles outside Beech Island, SC within ten minutes of Augusta, GA and 30 minutes from Aiken, SC. The address is 181 Redcliffe Rd., Beech Island, SC 29842. For more information about the program please contact the park at 803-827-1473 or redcliffe@scprt.com. No reservations required.
  3. My name is Lisa. I homeschool my 10 year old son. We live in NC. We are studying the civil war and will be visiting Charleston for a battle reenactment next week. Fort Sumter and the HL Hunley are also on our list. While in Charleston, I would like to visit a plantation so that we can contrast life in the South vs life in the North. I would especially like to visit a plantation with slave cabins. I have looked at Boone Hall and Magnolia online. Because this is a weekend trip, we will only be able to visit 1 plantation. Having never visited Charleston myself, I would love to hear a recommendation from someone who has visited or lives in the area. I would also like to spend part of the day exploring a swamp. Would you recommend Cypress Gardens or the swamp at Magnolia Plantation or something else? Thank you in advance for your advice. Lisa