Finding Your Park: Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC- Charles Pinckney National Historic Site is celebrating the 100th birthday of the National Park Service with a Day in Your National Park on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. Come out and enjoy this free event with family friendly crafts, activities, and music. We encourage you to bring a picnic and enjoy colonial era games, living history demonstrations and more. Children may earn a special Centennial Junior Ranger badge as well. The park is located at 1254 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant.
On August 25, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the National Park System Organic Act, which created one system of National Park Service sites. Though much has changed over the past 100 years the mission of the National Park Service remains to preserve and protect natural and cultural resources within the United States for the enjoyment of visitors now and in the future. Currently, there are over 400 National Park Service sites that help tell the story of the United States both through historic places and through natural wonders of this country. As we celebrate this year and look forward to the next century, we invite visitors to come out and discover these special places and find their parks.
Charles Pinckney National Historical Site is a 28-acre remnant of Charles Pinckney’s Snee Farm plantation. Gorgeous grounds boast ornamental gardens, live oak, Spanish moss, and a half-mile loop trail. An 1828 low country cottage serves as the park’s visitor center and museum. Exhibits and a film tell the story of Charles Pinckney’s role as a drafter and signer of the US Constitution, and his leading role in the early development of South Carolina. Park entrance is free.
For more information please visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chpi, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PinckneyNPS, or call (843) 881-5516. You can also share your park experience with others by posting on social media with the hashtag #FindYourPark.