Stono River Slave Rebellion Site is a site significant for its association with the Stono Rebellion, the first slave revolt in the United States, in 1739. It was the location of Hutchinson's warehouse, where the revolt began.
On September 9 and 10, 1739 an Angolan slave by the name of Jemmy led 80 slaves from area plantations marching toward St. Augustine, Florida expecting freedom. After attacking a warehouse to seize weapons, burning homes, buildings and killing whites, a militia apprehended the group and almost thirty-four slaves were killed.
These revolts led to the passage of the most comprehensive slave codes in the English Colonies, which remained in place until the end of the Civil War.
It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.