Fort Hill: Home Of John C. Calhoun & Thomas G. Clemson

101 Fort Hill ST

Clemson, SC 29634


Phone: (864) 656-2475

City: Clemson

Region: Mountains

Fort Hill: Home Of John C. Calhoun & Thomas G. Clemson

This is the antebellum home of John C. Calhoun, seventh vice president under Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, US Senator and one of the South's most notable statesmen. Calhoun authored at Fort Hill his Fort Hill Address, outlining the process of nullification prior to the Civil War. Later the home of Calhoun's daughter Anna and her husband, Thomas Green Clemson. The Clemsons willed the plantation to the state for the site of an agriculture college. It is filled with family mementos and furnishings and Thomas Clemson's personal art collection. On the grounds are Calhoun's office, a reconstructed kitchen, and a springhouse. The house gardens include Cornelia's garden. Fort Hill is a National Historic Landmark, listed on the National Register, and a designated site on the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor.

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