|Description: State Historic Site. US 278, 3 miles southeast of Beech Island. This 369-acre site was once one of four plantations owned by SC Governor JH Hammond. Today, the park provides a setting for exploring the plantation system, the experiences and impact of the people who lived and worked at the site, as well as various cultural and natural resources on the grounds. Activities include: historic tours, hiking, birdwatching, and picnicking. Grounds open daily. Call the park for tour times, prices and program information.