• Charles Pinckney

    National Historic Site South Carolina

The Forgotten Founder

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.

Did You Know?

New citizens are sworn at the annual naturalization ceremony.

Charles Pinckney's plan for the new federal government provided for the naturalization of citizens. Today the park hosts a naturalization ceremony every year during Constitution Week in September. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, SC