Mount Pleasant, SC, at the Snee Farm (Charles Pinckney National Historic Site). We were aiming to see a plantation in the morning, but the one we settled on opened too late. We ended up first doing a tour of the USS Yorktown, a WWII era aircraft carrier. Max loved that despite the heat and humidity. The carrier was interesting to me even though I'd visited the USS Nimitz in the 80s. Just as I'd enjoyed a few seconds sitting in the captain's chair decades ago, Max was pleased to do the same on the USS Yorktown. Samantha liked visiting the ship too. I think she enjoyed the video simulation inside a re-creation of the Apollo 9 capsule that the Yorktown picked-up.
Since we were running short on time, and had already spent a lot of money on the ship visit, we next opted for seeing the free Snee Farm; this was run by the National Park Service. It probably had less to see than the large and expensive Boone Hall Plantation next door, but it had a nice video explaining Pinckney's role in shaping and signing the US Constitution. Mr. Pinkney's role went beyond slavery controversies but he the subject is brought up in the histories that cover him. He made economic arguments as well ones that were more along the line of natural law. He argued against a Bill of Rights objecting that most start with all men being declared equal. The video put all of this in context of the times he lived in.
Though still hot out, we took a short walk on the grounds. The grounds were not pampered but areas were kept nicely. The little forest we went through was dense but we saw a land crab, not very far from some marshland. Peggy also almost walked into two two inch diameter spiders as she was checking her phone. Max enjoyed pulling at some Spanish Moss; perhaps because I told him that it feeds off and often kills some trees, The Spanish Moss did look pretty in places. The heat of the field, the mosquitoes, the size of the foundations and placards explaining how the slaves were given a quart of grain a day to survive on, impressed upon me the suffering they went through.