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8 May 2023
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Rainy Day Activities

While it may not always seem like it, vacations are the perfect time to learn something new. Maybe it's making a new dish at your Beach Properties of Hilton Head vacation rental or playing pickleball for the first time. You can also learn about your destination. Keep the fun going while sneaking in some learning by visiting a museum on Hilton Head.

What to Know about 4 Museums

The museums found on Hilton Head Island offer an insight into the history that helped shape this South Carolina region into what it is today. Add one or more of these attractions to your itinerary to expand your horizons and trivia knowledge.

Coastal Discovery Museum

Give yourself plenty of time to explore the Coastal Discovery Museum. The one-of-a-kind attraction tells visitors the history of the South Carolina Lowcountry through historic buildings and fascinating exhibits. Don't forget to wander the grounds on the exploratory trails and take in the beauty of age-old live oaks. There is no cost of admission, but guests are encouraged to make a donation that goes towards supporting the museum.

Gullah Museum

Opened in 2003, the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island works to preserve, resort, and revive the Hilton Head Island Gullah's history. This museum is only open by appointment Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, which can be made online. Check out the calendar of events for more ways to experience the museum. 

The Sandbox Children's Museum

Let your kids enjoy hands-only learning at the Sandbox Children's Museum. This destination for hands-only play is an excellent way for your kids to explore their creativity through interactive activities and exhibits. The museum hosts a number of events throughout the year as well.

Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum

Not only is the Harbour Town Lighthouse an iconic Hilton Head landmark, but it is also home to a museum that illustrates the lighthouse's history. Open every day from 10 a.m. to sundown, purchase admission to climb the lighthouse and learn about the creation and past of this iconic structure.

Reserve Your Hilton Head Home Base

With vacation rentals up and down the island, Beach Properties of Hilton Head has your perfect home away from home. Spend your days exploring a Hilton Head museum or being pampered at a nearby spa and your nights relaxing in your luxurious vacation rental.

Browse our inventory, and you'll discover we have it all. Bring your four-legged family member along by staying at a pet-friendly rental, or take in sweeping views from an oceanfront rental. Learn more about which Hilton Head fits your group best or how our concierge services can enhance your stay by calling 800-671-5155.