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History & Culture

Hilton Head Island History Day offers two unique ways to witness the island’s history. Docent-led Bike tours and docent-led trolley tours offer four guided morning and afternoon explorations of the island’s military history, its role in the Civil War, and its historical dedication to preserving...

Not that you needed to be told this, but Hilton Head is one of the most unique and amazing places on earth. Whether you’re here for a week or to stay, there’s something special about this island, and it seems like the rest...

Patriots and Planters Presented By The Heritage Library

Friday, April 11, 2014 – Friday, May 30, 2014

2:00 – 3:00pm

Zion Chapel of Ease


Come out and learn about Hilton Head Island’s plantations and some of the important islander’s that were involved in the...

Coastal Discovery Museum

Sweetgrass Making Class

Each Saturday from now through the end of May (No Classes April 19 & 26)

10:30am – 12:00pm


Come learn about the history of Sweetgrass baskets from a local Gullah basket maker.  Then learn how to make one...

Historic Sites on Hilton Head Island


Presented by members of the History Department of the Heritage Library


Every Tuesday

10:30 - 11:30 am

$5 Donation

Go on a one hour talk and see historic sites in the area.  A map will be provided...

The 18th Annual Gullah Celebration 


A yearly tradition in the Hilton Head Island community, this cultural event draws crowds from far beyond the South Carolina coast. Experience a vibrant way of life while you visit, from palate-pleasing ethnic cuisine to art, gospel, music,...

Hilton Head Orchestra Performances - The Jazz Age


Start planning your visit to Hilton Head Island by securing your tickets to The Jazz Age on Sunday, January 19 or Monday, January 20, 2014. Conducted by the masterful John Morris Russell, you can treat...