Tour the Historic Properties

Due to COVID-19, the historic house museums operated by Clemson University’s Department of Historic Properties remain closed through the Spring 2021 Semester.

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.

As we are a part of Clemson University, all of our properties are subject to closing along with the University for holidays, planned and unplanned electrical and mechanical upgrades that normally occur during spring, summer, and winter breaks, University construction, all home football game days, inclement weather as directed by the University, Pickens County, and/or Governor of South Carolina, and for staff training, conferences, and holidays. Before planning your trip, please verify our hours of operation by contacting us via hisprop@clemson.edu or calling (864) 656-2475.

Please be aware that Hanover House, in addition, follows the South Carolina Botanical Garden’s schedule, so if the SCBG has an unscheduled closing, then Hanover House has to close.

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

  • Tour Fort Hill

    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, Home Football Game Days, for special events and staff training, conferences, and holidays

    Please email hisprop@clemson.edu or call (864) 656-2475 before planning your visit. Additional hours are available by appointment.

    In addition to University holidays available on the University’s calendar, Fort Hill will be closed on Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Weekend, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving through the following Sunday, and through January 2nd, starting Clemson University’s last business day before staff December holiday begins.

    Please be advised that Fort Hill will be closed without notice as directed by Clemson University, Pickens County, and/or Governor of SC for inclement weather, planned and unplanned electrical and mechanical upgrades which can occur during spring, summer, and winter breaks, and as required for University construction.

    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

    Visitors are encouraged to park at over 400 conveniently located metered Visitor parking spaces on campus without the need to obtain a permit. Metered parking is $1.00 per hour and multiple payment options include quarter, $1.00 bills, and credit and debit cards. Additional parking information is available at clemson.edu/campus-life/parking/visitors. Handicapped and metered parking is available directly in front of the home on Fort Hill Street.

    contact us

    Phone: 864-656-2475
    E-mail: hisprop@clemson.edu

  • Tour Hanover House

    hours

    Saturday — 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
    Sunday — 2 to 4:30 p.m.
    *Weekday hours vary per semester based on graduate and undergraduate student schedules*
    Closed University holidays, Home Football Game Days, for special events and staff training, conferences, and holidays.

    In addition to University holidays available on the University’s calendar, Hanover will be closed on Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Weekend, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving through the following Sunday, and through January 2nd, starting Clemson University’s last business day before staff December holiday begins.

    Please be advised that Hanover House will be closed without notice as directed by Clemson University, S.C. Botanical Garden, Pickens County, and/or Governor of SC for inclement weather, planned and unplanned electrical and mechanical upgrades which can occur during spring, summer, and winter breaks, and as required for University construction. If the S.C. Botanical Garden closes for maintenance or other needs, Hanover House has to be closed as well, and this occurs with or without notice, depending upon the cause.

    Please email hisprop@clemson.edu or call (864) 656-2475 before planning your visit. Additional hours available 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

    hours

    Currently, Hopewell is undergoing restoration; therefore, it is not restored nor open for tours. Hopewell is located on the Clemson Research Farms, which is an active agricultural research area of Clemson University’s Public Service Activities Program. The Clemson Experimental Forest manages the site of the treaties, opening it to the public from dawn to dusk. The cemetery site behind the Morgan Poultry Center is open by appointment only by contacting the Clemson University Research Farms.

    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.