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101 Fort Hill Street
Clemson, SC 29634


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John C. Calhoun raised seven children here, including a daughter who later married the founder of Clemson University

Built in 1803 as the manse for Old Stone Church just miles away, Fort Hill was later the home of John C. Calhoun, South Carolina’s pre-eminent 19th century statesman from 1825 until his death in 1850. John C. Calhoun and his wife Floride raised seven children at Fort Hill including Anna Maria Calhoun who later married the soon-to-be founder of Clemson University, Thomas Clemson. Clemson willed that Fort Hill "shall always be open for the inspection of visitors" as a museum. Clemson's European Art Collection was willed to adorn the walls of Fort Hill. The antebellum plantation house, office and kitchen are completely restored with Calhoun and Clemson family furnishings.