African American Cultural Sites Across the Lowcountry

Today’s Green Book of South Carolina pays homage to the original Green Book by highlighting African American heritage sites across the state. The original Green Book was published in 1936. It played a critical role in protecting African American travelers by providing information on safe travel and welcoming establishments across the United States. This guide was instrumental in helping black motorists navigate the dangers of racial segregation. It included gas stations, restaurants and lodging that were safe for African American travelers.

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Garvin Garvey Freedman’s Cottage

The Garvin House is located in the heart of Old Town Bluffton. The 1870 cottage is a great example of late 19th century Carolina Lowcountry architecture. The house was constructed during the Reconstruction Era of hand-hewn timbers and other materials found in the area.

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The Beaufort Arsenal Museum

The Beaufort Arsenal stands sentinel in downtown Beaufort. This massive brick and tabby structure was constructed over four years, from 1795-1799. Stationed in the facility, the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery was organized in April 1775 and is the fifth oldest military unit in the United States.

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Colleton State Park

The Colleton State Park is a paddlers paradise. The 35-acre park is conveniently located off I-95 at Exit 68. The park provides easy access to the Edisto River, one of the longest free flowing, blackwater rivers in the country, and serves as the headquarters for the Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail. Although it is the smallest of South Carolina’s state parks, it connects to Givhans Ferry State Park 23 miles away via the Edisto River.

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Take a Hike – On Edisto Island!

Edisto Island is widely known for its unspoiled beaches and yesteryear way of life. Did you know it’s also a great place to hike? The flat ground and moderate winters make it a great location for a short stroll or a day-long hike.

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The Lowcountry Turkey Trot

Worried about all the calories you’re about to devour during Thanksgiving? Save yourself some stress by participating in one of the many Turkey Trots in the Lowcountry. This fun tradition is very popular in our neck of the woods. Not only will you be doing something healthy, most races benefit a good cause. Here’s a sample of what we have to offer.

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Christmas in the South Carolina Lowcountry

The Christmas season is quickly approaching in the South Carolina Lowcountry. As we prepare to roast the turkey and welcome the family for Thanksgiving, let’s look at the events that are coming in December. The list is long, so we’ll take it town-by-town.

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The Parish Church of St. Helena

With a steeple that towers over the town of Beaufort, SC, St Helena’s Episcopal Church is one of the oldest churches in North America. Established in 1712 as a colonial parish of the Church of England, this church still serves the community it surrounds. The original church was almost completely demolished in 1824 to allow for an expansive rebuild.

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Walterboro, S.C.

The beautiful historic city of Walterboro sits right on I-95 at exits 53 and 57. If you’re traveling, this is the perfect spot to get out and stretch your legs. There are many interesting attractions for you to chose from. You just might decide to make this historic city a part of your itinerary.

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2019 Lowcountry Oyster Roasts

Oyster Roast season is a much-anticipated time of year in the South Carolina Lowcountry. These saltwater treasures are best eaten on a chilly night while standing by the fire that steamed them to perfection. We tend to enjoy them with cocktail sauce, saltines and a group of friends. The later the hour, the taller the tales. There are several places in our area to find the perfect oyster roast.

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