Lowcountry historic site begins new, limited hours Monday

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) –

As it continues to review operations and visitor needs, the Charles Pinckney Historic Site is changing its hours.

The park will no longer be open on Mondays and Tuesdays. It will continue to be free, but will now just be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Park officials are evaluating how to best operate the site and offer a quality experience to visitors while protecting the historic integrity of the park.

“While we know there will be an impact on the public, we believe visitors will come on the five days a week the park is open,” Superintendent Tracy Stakely said in a statement. “This closure will provide the park an opportunity to review park operations in order to provide a better visitor experience.”

The site closes on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day as well.

An 1828 coastal cottage serves as a museum and visitor’s center for the site. It also has gardens and tell’s the story of Pinckney, a signer of the U.S. Constitution.

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