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Museums to Visit in Hilton Head

May 30, 2022

Hilton Head is the perfect beach vacation destination, but that doesn't mean you have to spend your whole vacation on the water! Next time you're in Hilton Head, spend an afternoon at one of these great local museums! 


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Coastal Discovery Museum 

The Coastal Discovery Museum is a Smithsonian affiliate that features 68 acres of outdoor space and 2,000 square feet of indoor exhibits to explore. Their mission is to inspire visitors to care for the Lowcountry. Admission to the museum is free! Stop by and learn about the history and culture of Hilton Head Island!

The Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum 

The Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum is a historic museum that details the storied past of the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Each level of the lighthouse has historical information to go along with it, so visitors can climb the 114 steps to the top and learn about the island as they go! Admission is $5.75 per person 5 or older. Children under 5 are free.


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The Sandbox Children's Museum 

Sandbox Children's Museum is a dedicated community space that provides educational play for preschool- and elementary-aged children and their families. The museum features many exhibits designed for children up to the age of 12, including a two-story “sandcastle” and a model shrimp boat. It is lots of fun! Admission is $10 per person aged 1 to 64 and $7.50 per person aged 65 or older.

The Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island 

The Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and revitalization of Gullah history. They focus on maintaining Gullah customs, traditions, language, stories, songs, and structures. Museum visitation is by appointment only. Admission is $20 per person and includes a guided tour! 

Which museum will you be visiting first? Tell us in the comments!

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