February 1, 2011
Contact: Carlin Timmons
, (843) 881-5516
The National Park Service today announced the temporary closing of the visitor center at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site from Monday, February 7 through Friday, February 11, 2011 to accommodate the installation of a fire suppression system in the historic house. The grounds and comfort station will be open during this time.
“This project will help the park preserve and protect important historic resources, the circa 1828 Snee Farm house and numerous related artifacts on exhibit,” said Rick Dorrance, Chief of Resource Management for Fort Sumter National Monument and the Pinckney site. “Closing the house for a few days will enable the most disruptive work to be accomplished more efficiently. Contracted work will continue after the house reopens, but with minimal impact on the visitor’s experience. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of March.”
The construction will not affect the weekend series of Gullah programs scheduled for 2:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in February and March.
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site preserves a 28-acre remnant of Snee Farm, the Lowcountry plantation of Charles Pinckney, a framer and signer 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.