Fort Hill Plantation

Fort Hill, South Carolina

Fort Hill, the antebellum plantation of John C. Calhoun, South Carolina’s pre-eminent 19th century statesman, started as a four-room Clergy Hall. Through a succession of Calhoun-Clemson women, Fort Hill would come into Thomas Green Clemson’s possession. In 1888, Clemson bequeathed three-fourths of the Fort Hill plantation and $80,000 to the state of South Carolina for the establishment of a public scientific and agricultural college. He willed that Fort Hill “shall always be open for the inspection of visitors."

 

Fort Hill Plantation - Let's Go!
Fort Hill Plantation - Let's Go!

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William Hiott is the Executive Director & Chief Curator for Fort Hill Plantation. He guides us through the history of Fort Hill and its famous residents, John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson...
3D VR - Fort Hill Plantation Office | Let's Go!
3D VR - Fort Hill Plantation Office | Let's Go!

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Inside John C. Calhoun's office, located at Fort Hill Plantation in Clemson, SC. CREDIT: Sarah Pritchard, 2019 ETV Endowment Intern (Digital Media/Knowitall) Click play to view the tour on your device
3D VR - Fort Hill Plantation Home | Let's Go!
3D VR - Fort Hill Plantation Home | Let's Go!

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Fort Hill, the antebellum plantation of John C. Calhoun, South Carolina’s pre-eminent 19th century statesman, started as a four-room Clergy Hall. Through a succession of Calhoun-Clemson women, Fort...
Fort Hill Photo Gallery | Let's Go!
Fort Hill Photo Gallery | Let's Go!

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Fort Hill, the antebellum plantation of John C. Calhoun, South Carolina’s pre-eminent 19th century statesman, started as a four-room Clergy Hall. Through a succession of Calhoun-Clemson women, Fort...

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