Colonial Days 2009
Contact: Carlin Timmons, (843) 881-5516
Celebrate National Park Week with two days of lowcountry living history. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site presents "Colonial Days" from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2009. Watch craftsmen in period dress demonstrate rice-pounding, indigo-dyeing, iron-smithing and brick masonry. Visitors can participate in a game of historic cricket. Also included are Revolutionary War soldiers, 18th century music, sweet-grass basket sewing, quilting, African drumming, Gullah story-telling and dramatic presentations on Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Charles Pinckney. All programs are free and the park charges no admission. Large groups should call (843) 881-5516 for reservations.
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site preserves a 28-acre remnant of Snee Farm, the lowcountry plantation of Charles Pinckney, a founding father and framer of the United States Constitution. Located at 1254 Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant, the park is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days. For more information, call (843) 881-5516.
Did You Know?
President George Washington stopped for breakfast at Snee Farm on his 1791 Southern Tour. Legend has it that Washington ate under an oak. Afterwords he proceeded to Charleston where he was met by Governor Charles Pinckney and other dignitaries. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, SC