Bluffton Area

Bluffton Bike Trails
bikepath-1024x68325 miles of bike-friendly roads and trails.
The best way to see Old Town Bluffton.
Call (843)757-6293 for map of trails

Bluffton Oyster Company
63 Wharf Street, Old Town Bluffton.
Oldest continuous operating oyster shucking facility in South Carolina. Opened in the early 1900’s, the 4.5 acre site on the pristine May River was purchased by the Beaufort County Open Land Trust and will evolve into a community park. (843)757-4010

Bluffton Riverfront Pocket Park and Garden
End of Pritchard Street, Old Town Bluffton.
A living example of Bluffton’s River Overlay Protection District, this planted buffer provides visitors the opportunity to see how vegetated buffers along waterways protect water quality and enhance property aesthetics. (843)706-4500

Calhoun Street Art DistrictCalhoun Street Gallery Bluffton
Collection of art galleries clustered along
Calhoun Street, in the center of Old Town Bluffton.
Call (843)757-6293 for map of galleries.

Campbell Chapel AME Church
23 Boundary Street, Old Town Bluffton.
(843)757-3652


Church of the Cross Episcopal

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110 Calhoun St, Old Town Bluffton.
Tours available Mon-Sat, 11am-2pm.(843)757-2661. This beautiful old church survived an attack by a Federal gun boat during the Civil War.

Heyward House Historic Center
70 Boundary St.(843)757-6293. Built in 1841 as a summer cottage for a Lowcountry planter, the Heyward House is Southern Beaufort County’s only house museum and Bluffton’s official welcome center. The Heyward house is open Mondays-Fridays 10am-4pm and Saturdays 11-2pm. It offers free information on things to see and do Also available are docent-guided tours of the site.  www.heywardhouse.org

James M. Waddell, Jr., Matricultural Research & Development Center
Sawmill Creek Road off Hwy. 278. One of the nation’s largest facilities for fish and shrimp farming & research. For tour information call (843)837-3795.

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge 
Off Hwy. 278, between the bridges to Hilton Head Island. 4,053 acres preserving salt marsh and maritime habitat. Historical marker commemorating Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Tour buses
call in advance. (912)452-4415. www.fws.gov/pinckneyisland 

Society of Bluffton Artists
6 Church Street, Street, Bluffton. (843)757-6586. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5:00pm Sun, 11am-3pm. A co-op gallery of Bluffton artists and craftspeople, the Guild is located in the historic Planters Mercantile building. Featuring original paintings in various media and styles, hand-made pottery, jewelry, turned wood pieces, baskets and more. sobagallery.com

Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve
Sawmill Creek Rd.
Thie 977 acre Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve provides an escape from the crowds. The preserve contains an example of the pine-saw palmetto flatwoods community, which is rare in South Carolina. As the name suggests, the pine-saw palmetto community is dominated by longleaf and slash pine in the overstory and saw palmetto in the understory. The other community type located on the preserve is the mainland maritime forest. This community occurs adjacent to the saltwater creeks and is dominated by live oak, cabbage palm, and slash pine. The preserve provides an excellent area for birdwatching, particularly in the spring. Pine, yellow-throated, and yellow rumped warblers, white-eyed vireos, summer tanagers and flycatchers can be seen in a short time. White-tailed deer, fox and gray squirrels can also be observed.
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