Historic place to vist in Hilton Head Island
Natural History at the Coastal Discovery Museum
For a fun-filled learning experience, head next to the Coastal Discovery Museum established in 1985. Here, you can take guided tours and enjoy exhibits that educate visitors on the natural history and cultural heritage of the Lowcountry. One favorite exhibit is the butterfly enclosure, housing 13 species of native butterflies. You can also attend evening presentations on loggerhead sea turtles.
Gullah History in Hilton Head Island
I had never heard of Gullah people, but after visiting the Gullah Little House Museum in Hilton Head Island, I learned they are the descendants of enslaved Africans who live in the Lowcountry. Learning all about Gullah traditions, songs and structures from Ms. Louise Miller Cohen, who established the non-profit organization in 2003 to preserve the history and culture of the Gullah people, was an amazing and educational experience. If you’re interested in learning further about Gullah heritage, Gullah Heritage Tours offers incredibly fascinating tours of the island led by fourth-generation Gullah natives.
There is so much history awaiting to be explored on this small, quaint island – from historic plantations, to the remnants of American Civil War forts, to old churches and even haunted sites. Hilton Head Island offers a great and varied history and culture, beautiful beaches, yummy local food and brilliant outdoor attractions. What a fantastic vacation spot with plenty to offer!