South Carolina: Redcliffe Plantation

Redcliffe Plantation was completed in 1859 by James Henry Hammond and is the smallest of his many plantations. He named it Redcliffe because the dirt is red around the house and it sits up high. It was his show plantation, the party house, or the place to show off just how well he and his … Continue reading South Carolina: Redcliffe Plantation

South Carolina: Hopelands Gardens

While visiting family in Georgia we spent some time in South Carolina and one of the first places we visited was the Hopelands Gardens. The Hopelands Gardens were given to the city of Aiken and opened in 1969 as a public garden, however there are still private residences on the 14 acres. While we were … Continue reading South Carolina: Hopelands Gardens