The southern coastal region of South Carolina has its own very unique cultural, historical and natural identity. The museums and cultural centers of our area celebrate that special background. A visit to one of these institutions will provide you with a greater appreciation for the Lowcountry:








Coastal Discovery Museum

100 William Hilton Parkway Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29925 843-689-6767
Situated on three acres overlooking Jarvis Creek and the surrounding salt marshes, the Coastal Discovery Museum offers year-round programs and exhibits to educate the public about the history and ecology of the area. The museum prefers a hands-on approach, and offers a variety of themed tours and cruises throughout the year.
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Honey Horn Plantation
Now leased by the Coastal Discovery Museum, the 68-acres known as Honey Horn are the site of a dozen historic buildings. Home to cash crops in the years prior to the Civil War, the main house on the property was begun in 1859 and completed after the conflict. The Town of Hilton Head purchased the land in the late 1990?s for the purposes of preservation. The former farmland is now open for Coastal Discover tours and is also the site of public events in all seasons.
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Heyward House Historic Center

This historic home constructed in the 1840?s today serves as the Official Welcome Center of Bluffton, South Carolina. The Heyward House is a great first stop as you visit Bluffton?s National Register Historic District. Guests can pick up a walking map and a guide to the art galleries, antique shops and restaurants in Old Town.
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Telfair Museum of Art
121 Barnard St. Savannah, GA 31401 912-232-1177
The Telfair Museum of Art?s history dates back to 1886, when the Telfair family home was first opened to the public as an art museum and school. Over the years the Telfair has become a pivotal center for the arts. During that time the museum has added two venues: the Owens-Thomas House and the soon-to-be-completed Jepson Center for the Arts. Together the Telfair museums are some of the most popular attractions in Savannah.
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The Penn Center
16 Penn Center Circle W, St. Helena Island SC 843-838-2432
Nestled in the heart of St. Helena Island, the Penn Center is the site of one of the most important institutions in African American history. The Penn School was begun in 1862 as part of an experimental program to educate slaves freed at the beginning of the Civil War. Through the years the site hosted community centers, schools, and training sites for various noble organizations. In the 1980?s the Penn Center was formed to both preserve the unique history of the area and to act help develop programs for continued education and self-sufficiency. The Penn Center includes a museum and library, and presents a number of historical events throughout the year.

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