The East Coast of the United States is the place to tour if you are interested in studying the beginnings of our country. Just about each state has its stories, and South Carolina is no exception. Several events in the Hilton Head area will keep you busy learning about the vast history that can be found in our neck of the woods.

Cemeteries and Families of Hilton Head Island

December 17, 2019

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Since South Carolina was one of the 13 original colonies, families have called the state home for almost 300 years. Take this tour at the USCB Hilton Head Campus, hosted by the Heritage Library Foundation, to see plantation burial grounds that date back to Colonial times. Study the families who forged the way for what would become one of the founding states of our country.

Heyward House Historic Tours

Daily Tours (except Sunday)

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

See what life looked like in a Bluffton farmhouse built in 1841. This building doubles as the official welcome center for the town’s Historic District, which makes it the perfect place to begin. No reservations are needed for this hour-long tour, during which you will view artifacts from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.

Civil War Era Tours


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Head to the Coastal Discovery Museum on a Thursday to get your fix of Civil War information. Although South Carolina is a southern state, you’ll find out why so many Union soldiers were camped around Hilton Head. You will also learn about one of the most famous sea battles of the war, fought right off the island.



Whether you are a Civil War buff, a Revolutionary War aficionado, or you’re interested in even earlier times, you can find something near Hilton Head to fill your head with new information about old times.