Hilton Head Island Oyster Roast

  Bring your own oyster knife to this all you can eat event! Hosted by The Authentic Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island are welcoming all to "All you can eat" Oyster Roast on Saturday March 3rd from 1-5 PM. Tickets for this event will be available online, see the link below to purchase your … Continue reading Hilton Head Island Oyster Roast

Beach Properties of Hilton Head Mobile App

We now have a mobile application for our guests to use while on vacation. It is available on android and apple phones. To download, go to the app store on your phones and type in "Beach Properties Hilton Head". You will see our logo next to it. Yes, the app is FREE! The mobile app … Continue reading Beach Properties of Hilton Head Mobile App

The Secrets of Making Sweetgrass Baskets

Sweetgrass basket-making is one of the oldest art forms of African origin in the US.  Brought to the area by slaves from West Africa, it is a traditional art form that has been passed on from generation to generation for more than 300 years. Did you know that West Africa resembles South Carolina in both … Continue reading The Secrets of Making Sweetgrass Baskets

Celebrate Gullah!

As I make my way down Squire Pope Road on Hilton Head Island, I am in awe of the big beautiful live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. I turn and see an old woman in a rocking chair under one of the largest trees and a few brightly dressed children sitting in a row … Continue reading Celebrate Gullah!

Take a Sweetgrass Basket Making Class!

Every Saturday in March you can learn about the history of the Sweetgrass basket, one of the Lowcountry's best known art forms, from a local Gullah basket maker. Then, try your hand at starting a basket of your own using locally found natural materials. The cost is $65 per person and reservations are required by … Continue reading Take a Sweetgrass Basket Making Class!

Take a Gullah Heritage Trail Tour!

The Celebration of the 350th Anniversary of Captain William Hilton’s sighting of Hilton Head Island and the 30th Anniversary of the Founding of the Town of Hilton Head Island would not be complete without joining Gullah Heritage Trail Tours. The Gullah people that live in South Carolina today are descendants of enslaved Africans brought over … Continue reading Take a Gullah Heritage Trail Tour!

Learn about the Historic Sites of Hilton Head!

The Heritage Library will present a special talk and PowerPoint presentation about Hilton Head Island's storied past and historic sites to acquaint visitors with our history.  There is a map that is given out that you can then use for your own self-guided tour of the sites and you are encouraged to explore them on their … Continue reading Learn about the Historic Sites of Hilton Head!