As you explore Hilton Head Island, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for new signs identifying Hilton Head Island's historic Gullah neighborhoods: Stoney, Squire Pope, Chaplin, Jarvis-Jonesville, Mitchelville, Spanish Wells and more! Gullah is the West African based culture that has survived centuries of slavery and more than a century of free lifestyle. It … Continue reading HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW SIGNS?
Enjoy a beautiful natural setting while learning about the rich history within the island. It is one of everyone’s favorite activities to do while visiting HHI but here it is with a twist. With more than 60 miles of multi-use trails connecting you to every point of the island, including the beach. Be able to … Continue reading Historic Bike Tours
February brings the 20TH ANNUAL GULLAH CELEBRATION to Hilton Head! Recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast, events all through the month offer an excellent opportunity for visitors to delve into Hilton Head Island’s history and a unique aspect of our local culture. The Gullah are … Continue reading 20th Annual Gullah Celebration!
Inside this well preserved home in historic downtown Bluffton you will find textile displays, antebellum dresses, garments, and more. Visit the home Thursday, October 10th at 11am and listen to local historian, Chris Clayton sharing his research and findings on the Civil War Battle of Pocotaglio. Park at the Oyster Factory Park, follow the nature trail to … Continue reading Visit the Historic Colcock-Teel House
Enjoy a night of music with Marlena Smalls and the Hallelujah Singers on Tuesday, October 8th. As well as the unveiling of our 2014 Gullah Celebration featured artist from 5:30-8:30 at the Seahawk Cultural Center at Hilton Head High School! Start Planning Your Hilton Head Island Vacation Today!
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!
What better way to Celebrate 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 than a narrated walking tour of Harbour Town! This 40 minute tour will take you to the famed Harbour Town Lighthouse, the Liberty Oak … Continue reading Walking Tour of Harbour Town