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When you take the time to explore the history of Hilton Head Island, you will walk away with a new appreciation for all that the island offers. Dive into history at these museums and historic sites during your next vacation!

Top 3 Historic Sites in Hilton Head

Coastal Discovery Museum

A one-of-kind museum where you can learn the fascinating history of the South Carolina Lowcountry. You can explore historic buildings on site, a heritage garden, ancient oak trees, and more.

The Baynard Plantation Ruins

The standing remains of an 18th-century antebellum plantation home which played a significant part in the Civil War.

Mitchelville Freedom Park

In 1862, Mitchelville was the first self-governed town of freed slaves in America.

Local Tip: For those who wish to dive even deeper into history, historic downtown Savannah, GA, is only one hour away from Hilton Head Island, making it ideal for a daytrip.