- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
This tour visits two historic sites connected to the Civil War and Reconstruction eras on Hilton Head Island. Visit the site of the self-governing community of Mitchelville (est. 1862) to learn about the Port Royal Experiment and how freedom and reconstruction impacted the new citizens who lived there. Nearby, join a guide for a tour of Fort Howell, built in 1864 to protect the town of Mitchelville. Learn about the 32nd U.S. Colored Infantry troops who built the fort, the methods used to construct it, and the importance of its preservation. Preservation Project.
- Local guide
- Entry/Admission - Coastal Discovery Museum
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Coastal Discovery Museum
Visit: Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
This is a family-friendly experience suitable for all ages, held Fridays at 9:30am. This tour is a partnership with the Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Island Land Trust and the Mitchelville Preservation. Participants will meet at the Coastal Discovery Museum and then caravan in their own personal vehicle to the sites.
The beautiful Coastal Discovery Museum is one of the most memorable experiences on Hilton Head Island. At Coastal Discovery Museum, you'll explore natural history and cultural heritage on the 68 acre Honey Horn property. The Museum’s trails, gardens, live oaks, butterfly enclosure, and horses are just a few of the fun experiences you will encounter during your visit. If the beach gets boring, families head to this interactive museum to learn about the history and wildlife of sea islands.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please dress according to weather
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.