Hilton Head Island History Day & Bus Tours
October 15th, 2016
Nestled along South Carolina's shoreline, Hilton Head Island is home to some juicy American history.First occupied by Native Americans, HHI was explored and settled by the Spanish and French. William Hilton, an Englishman who helped popularize the plantation system, first claimed the coastal region. As early as the mid-1600s, the African population cultivated Gullah culture on the island. From Civil War capture to a devastating boll weevil to its resurging reputation as a tourist destination, Hilton Head Island shares a fascinating story through its landmarks.
You won't want to miss History Day on Hilton Head Island. It's a unique opportunity to dig deeper into the coastal island's storied past. Climb aboard for a bus tour to encounter more than a dozen historic sites. The Coastal Discovery Museum and Heritage Library will help you learn more about historic forts, churches, and the Simmons Fishing Camp. Find out some fun facts about Greens Shell Park, which was once a Native American farming site. You'll see what remains from a village that dates back to the 15th century. Visit former plantations, Amelia White Cemetery, churches, and the Steam Cannon. Take a moment to admire the Baynard Mausoleum, the oldest intact structure on the island dating to 1846. Experience this blast from the past before you venture out to Hilton Head's pristine beaches and visit popular attractions like the Gullah Museum.
Purchase ticketsby calling (843) 686-6560. Let Hilton Head Accommodations help you plan an interesting yet relaxing escape to the island this spring