Bluffton Day Trips
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Option 1 – Historic Walking Tour
(843-757-6293, 70 Boundary St, open M-F 10-4, Sat 11-2)
The Heyward House was built in 1840 as a summer home by a local plantation owner. Heyward House is only one of eight antebellum homes remaining in the area. It is located on the May River in what is now Bluffton’s Historic District. A slave cabin and the summer kitchen also remain on the property. Today the house remains virtually the same as it did when it was built over 170 years ago
3. Pinckney Island Wildlife Area www.discoversouthcarolina.com/products/25620,
(843-689-6767, Hwy 278 between Bluffton & Hilton Head Island)
This island was once part of the plantation of Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a prominent lawyer and statesman from the early 1800’s. Few traces of the plantation exist today among the greenery of the preserve. While on this self-guided tour expect to see many different habitats from areas of salt marsh to fresh water ponds. These habitats support an abundant diversity of flora and fauna. Large concentrations of birds live on the island. The refuge offers ideal opportunities for hiking, bicycling, photography and wildlife observation. The island is open from dawn to dusk. Guided tours are available through the Coastal Discovery Museum, (843)689-6767.