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Address: Beach City Road and Dillon Road, Hilton Head, SC
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Hurricane damage

Wife and I visited there and there was quite a bit of damage still there from the hurricane but it Looks like Hilton Head Area spends more time in taking care of its golf courses... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom C
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Huntington
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For a quick stroll, enjoyed the local history and earthen mounds of a Civil War fort. I don't like reading a lot of historical signs, however these were short and just the right amount of info. it's just a 15-30 minute stop.

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Thank LLK_12
Huntington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I visited there and there was quite a bit of damage still there from the hurricane but it Looks like Hilton Head Area spends more time in taking care of its golf courses instead of taking care of its history.

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Thank Tom C
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were out riding our bikes when we came across the fort. The signs give you a good appreciation for the history of the fort. Unfortunately, most of the trails are still closed due the hurricane.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Fort Howell is still available but the entrance is being used by the debris restoration and hauling companies so your first impression will be less than satisfying. I am sure that it is being done with city permission but it is less than eye-appealing at this time. The Hilton Head Island Land Trust purchased Fort Howell in 1993 to ensure... More 

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Thank Gray W
University Heights, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Remains of an 1864 earthen union fort. Good stop on the island bike trails. Very buggy with a few historical markers

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Thank sanddsheppard
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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57 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Needs cleaned up. Was surprised to be able to walk on the earthen works because they are generally off limits to preserve them. Its small to see it up close because on paper it looks so much bigger

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Hilton Head Island was the Union Camp of the South during the civil war and the attack and capture of Hilton Head Island was the largest amphibious operation until the attack of France on Normandy Beach on D-Day. Stop at Barnes and Noble to get a book on this era and the founding of Mitchelville the first Freedman's town.

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Thank CarlSchroeder
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The Hilton Head Land Trust has done an excellent job preserving and interpreting this fort that protected Mitchellville, the first US free black self-governing community, from Confederate raiders. Free and easily accessible on Beach City Road, just down the road from the HHI Airport and on an excellent bike path. Close to two other off-the-beaten-track HHI parks. Family-friendly and well... More 

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Thank Paul J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a civil war era earthwork fort that was intended to protect the nearby town of Mitchelville. The town was made up of freed slaves and the fort was started by members of the 32nd US Colored Infantry. Bring bug spray and your imagination as the site is overgrown in spots and needs to be visualized. They have added... More 

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Thank Guy S
Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We passed by Fort Howell while on an extended bike ride. It is apparent that the local history buffs are putting a lot of effort into making this a site worth seeing.

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Thank LJD_dayton

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