Bringing the Past to Life

Posted by Jeff Hunt on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 3:37pm.

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Ancestry.com, 23andMe.com…it seems everyone is looking for their heritage and history.  If you are a heritage and history buff, why not look into the heritage and history of the place where you vacation! Hilton Head Island is rich in heritage and history, and the best place to explore the past and experience our rich history is at The Heritage Library History & Ancestry Research Center. 

The Heritage Library is a private reference and research center that is open to the public for a daily $10 fee.  The Library shelves hold a wide range of historical works, and visitors are encouraged to browse the collections for items of interest.  The Library also houses the records of The Hilton Head Island Historical Society which contains a wealth of historical information, old photos and maps.  Formed in October, 1961, The Hilton Head Island Historical Society was the oldest cultural organization of its kind on Hilton Head Island when it merged with the Heritage Library in 2005.

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81 Properties Found. Page 1 of 9.
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33 Edgewood Dr, Hilton Head Island

$369,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,708 Sf

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321 GRANDVIEW, Hilton Head Island

$899,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,034 Sf

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1 Teal Ln, Hilton Head Island

$368,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,194 Sf

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8 Bent Tree Ln, Hilton Head Island

$579,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,469 Sf

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15 King Rail Ln, Hilton Head Island

$429,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,775 Sf

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27 Fernwood Ct, Hilton Head Island

$325,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,610 Sf

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16 Bear Island Rd, Hilton Head Island

$645,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,545 Sf

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11 Jingle Shell Ln, Hilton Head Island

$195,000

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2 Tall Pines Rd, Hilton Head Island

$658,500 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,596 Sf

MLS # 393423

Here is Where the Fun Begins for You! 

With this merger came the responsibility for two sites, Ft. Mitchel, a Civil War earthwork battery on Skull Creek, and Zion Chapel of Ease Cemetery, a Revolutionary War and antebellum site.  The Heritage Library regularly conducts tours of these historic sights that are open to the public.  Choose any or all of the tours below and experience Hilton Head history in person.

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HISTORIC BIKE TOUR – PERFECT TOUR FOR PHOTO & HISTORY FANS

Learn about Hilton Head Island's history of Native Americans, Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing and Farming and the Gullah Culture.  This tour meets at the Hilton Head Island Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Road (Sailing and Rowing Center). Helmets required. 

Admission is $15 per adult, $10 per child (ages 10 and up only) with your own bikes, or $25 per adult and $20 per child if we provide the bikes. Tours are every Wednesday 10 am – 11:30 am

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FORT MITCHEL TOUR

Tour this historic Civil War earthwork battery with an experienced guide.  Fort Mitchel is located inside Hilton Head Plantation at 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926.  When entering the Plantation, please ask the guard for a pass to Fort Mitchel. The guard will ask for a valid ID.

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12. Ticket is required for entry. Tours are held every Thursday at 10AM.

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ZION LIVING HISTORY TOUR

Hear an on-site presentation about the oldest existing building on the island and the planter's antebellum church and cemetery. Meet one of the "residents" of the cemetery who will tell you about their life on Hilton Head Island.

Located at the corner of Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway.  Access from Mathews Drive. Entry tickets are required. 

Admission is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 7-12.  Tours held Fridays at 10am.

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DINE WITH A UNION GENERAL!

Join General Ormsby Mitchel for a three-course meal at the Old Fort Pub in Hilton Head Plantation and enjoy a talk on the battle of Port Royal Sound and Hilton Head Island during the Civil War. After the dinner and talk, General Mitchel will lead a guided walking tour of Fort Mitchel.

Call the Old Fort Pub for reservations, 843-681-2386.

Tickets: $50 per adult; $20 per child

A portion of your ticket fee will go to the Heritage Library

For more information on any of these tours, call the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560 or visit their website, http://heritagelib.org/

Have fun experiencing Hilton Head Island’s history and ancestry, and when you are ready to become a part of our history, call me; I can help you find the perfect piece of our “Lowcountry Paradise”!

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