• 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?

The visitor center at Charles Pinckney NHS is in a cottage built ca. 1828.

Only 28 acres of Charles Pinckey's 715-acre Snee Farm plantation remains undeveloped. The Friends of Historic Snee Farm, Inc. saved the property from developers and donated it to the National Park Service. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, SC