• Charles Pinckney

    National Historic Site South Carolina

National Park Week Events 2012

Costumed interpreter in Revolutionary War uniform with musket.
NPS Photo by Carlin Timmons

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News Release Date: March 26, 2012
Contact: Carlin Timmons, (843) 881-5516

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site presents "Colonial Day" from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2012 and "National Junior Ranger Day" on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Held during National Park Week, these free events celebrate both outdoor activities and American heritage.

Colonial Day features craftsmen in period dress demonstrating rice-pounding, indigo-dyeing, iron-smithing and brick masonry. The Carolina Ladies Aide Society will demonstrate domestic arts such as spinning, weaving and quilting. Visitors can participate in a game of historic cricket. Also included are musket drills, sweet-grass basket sewing, African drumming, Gullah story-telling and dramatic presentations on Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Founding Father Charles Pinckney. Large groups should call (843) 881-5516 for reservations.

Junior Ranger Day is focused on children's activities where youngsters can learn about colonial times, enjoy the outdoors and earn a special junior ranger badge. Activity stations include historic cricket, lawn hoops, nature-trail bingo, dyeing handkerchiefs with indigo, dress-up chests and other period games.

All programs are free and the park charges no admission. For more information, call (843) 881-5516.

Did You Know?

Live Oak at Charles Pinckney NHS

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