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

101 Fort Hill ST Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634


This is the antebellum home of John C. Calhoun, 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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101 Fort Hill ST Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: 864-656-2475
Fax: 864-656-1026


  • Civil War
  • Admission : $5 adults;$4 seniors and $2 for ages 6-12
  • Days and Hours of Operation : M-Sa 10am-noon and 1pm-4:30 pm; Su 2pm-4:30pm
  • Days and Holidays Closed : All holidays observed by Clemson University
  • Checks Accepted
  • Discounts : Senior Citizens