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FORT HILL

We would love for you to come visit Clemson’s beautiful historic properties that hold rich historical value for both our great University and the state of South Carolina. We offer individual and group tours for all ages as well as structured educational field trips.


To find more specific tour information, please choose which historic home you'd like to know more about:



Tour Fort Hill

...it is my desire that the dwelling house on Fort Hill shall never be torn down or altered, but shall be kept in repair, with all the articles of furniture and venture which I hereinafter give for that purpose, and shall always be open for the inspection of visitors.


—THOMAS GREEN CLEMSON


hours

Monday through Saturday — 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday — 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Closed University holidays

Additional hours by appointment

admission

A suggested admission donation is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $2 for children.

School and group tours are given by reservation only. Please call 864-656-2475 to schedule a group tour.

directions

Fort Hill is located in Clemson, South Carolina, near the intersection of Fort Hill Street and Calhoun Drive in the center of the Clemson University campus. It is 11 miles from Interstate-85, two hours north of Atlanta and less than one hour south of Greenville, South Carolina. Click here for directions to Clemson.

parking

Visitor parking passes are available at the University Visitors Center located on Alumni Circle. Handicapped and some metered parking is available directly in front of the home on Fort Hill Street.

contact us

Phone: 864-656-2475

Fax: 864-656-1026

E-mail: hisprop@clemson.edu

Tour Hanover House

In 1716 French Huguenot Paul de St. Julien built the Hanover House and honored his French heritage in the mortar of one chimney where he inscribed, “Peu a Peu,” from the French proverb: little by little the bird builds its nest.


hours

Saturday — 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday — 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Closed University holidays

Additional hours by appointment

admission

A suggested admission donation is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $2 for children.

School and group tours are given by reservation only. Please call 864-656-2475 (or 864-656-2241 on the weekends) to schedule a group tour.

directions

Hanover House is located at 150 Garden Trail in Clemson, S.C., near the intersection of U.S. 76 and Silas N. Pearman Boulevard in the South Carolina Botanical Garden, on the east side of the Clemson University campus. It is 9 miles from Interstate-85, two hours north of Atlanta and less than one hour south of Greenville, South Carolina. Click here for directions to Clemson.

parking

Visitor parking on site is available adjacent to the Hanover House. Handicapped parking and space for bus and motor coach is also available.

contact us

Phone: 864-656-2475

Fax: 864-656-1026

E-mail: hisprop@clemson.edu

Tour Hopewell Plantation

Hopewell Plantation was Revolutionary War General Andrew Pickens’ family estate, where he lived with his wife, Rebecca Calhoun — an aunt of John C. Calhoun. Their lineage includes 12 children and their home was deeded to Clemson University in 1954.


hours

Hopewell is not regularly open for tours but is maintained by the Clemson Research Farms. The Clemson Experimental Forest manages the site of the treaties and opens it to the public from dawn to dusk. The cemetery site behind the Morgan Poultry Center is open by appointment only.

directions

From Clemson Boulevard, turn onto Old Stone Church Road. At the intersection of Old Cherry Road, turn left at the three-way stop. Travel half a mile and turn left onto West Queen Street, following the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) signs. Immediately past the railroad tracks at the Cherry Farm and DNR signs, turn right onto Hopewell Road. Follow the road to the end of the drive to view the S.C. National Heritage Corridor sign. Click here for directions to Clemson.