As a unit of the National Park Service there are several regulations regarding pets that are enforced within Charles Pinckney National Historic Site.

Pets are not permitted in the museum/visitor center; however, they are permitted on the grounds and walking paths.

Pets must be restrained on a leash no longer than 6 feet long and may not be left unattended. Service dogs are allowed, as granted by law (see section below). Pet excrement must be picked up and disposed of properly. Please be responsible and courteous of others when bringing any pets into the park.

Weather in South Carolina and at Charles Pinckney NHS is hot and humid during the summer. Please do not plan to leave your pets in vehicles during hot weather. The internal temperature of a vehicle can soar to dangerous levels in a manner of minutes.


Service Animals

Service animals, as defined by the ADA, are welcome to be at Charles Pinckey National Historic Site.

Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability.

Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

If you see a working service animal while in the park, please be respectful to them and their owner. At Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, our staff strives to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment.

If you have questions about service animals at our park sites, please email so we may assist you.

Last updated: August 12, 2023

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