Historical Sites & Museums

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Indian Shell Ring

The Sea PinesShell Ring can be seen near the east entrance to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. The ring, one of only 20 in existence, is 150 feet (46 m) in diameter and is believed to be over 15,000 years old. Archeologists believe that the ring was...

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Coastal Discovery Museum

The Coastal Discovery Museum is one of the most memorable destinations on Hilton Head Island. Explore natural history and cultural heritage on the 68 acre Honey Horn property. The Museum's trails, gardens, live oaks, butterfly enclosure and Marsh ...

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Gullah Heritage Trail Tours

Gullah is the West African based system of traditions, customs, beliefs, art forms and family life that have survived centuries of slavery and more than a century of free lifestyle.

Monday - Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm     


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Harbour Town Lighthouse

Serving as the centerpiece of the Sea Pines Plantation, this lighthouse structure is colored like a candy cane and features a small shop at the top.

149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928     


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Harbour Town's Yacht Basin


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Fort Mitchel

In 1862 this earthwork fort was laid out on a bluff overlooking Skull Creek. This was part of a system of fortifications stretching across Hilton Head from Fort Sherman to Skull Creek. After the October 30, 1862 death of Major General Ormesby McKn...

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The Sandbox - Interactive Children's Museum

Located just off Pope Avenue on the south end of the Island, this interactive museum provides a unique place for educational play between children and their parents, grandparents or caregivers. Little ones from infant to (8) eight will be captivat...

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