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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.