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Uncovering The Roots of Reconstruction at Coastal Discovery Museum - with unbiased reviews

Uncovering The Roots of Reconstruction at Coastal Discovery Museum

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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.
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Stop At: 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.
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  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Coastal Discovery Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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  • Please dress according to weather
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Tu Blessed wrote a review Jul. 2019
115 contributions15 helpful votes
Definitely not a place for small kids. Lots of history. Not really interactive. But some good stations and displays.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Aimee R wrote a review May 2019
141 contributions19 helpful votes
My family decided to visit this museum on a Tuesday since it was their farmers market day. This was a very small farmers market (in my opinion). They had a table with information on the museum, a table with fresh squeezed lemonade (which my family all agreed was the best fresh
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  • Coastal Discovery Museum
  • Duration: 2h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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