he Coastal Discovery Museum and the Santa Elena Foundation have joined together to tell the story of America’s first century.   The Coastal Discovery Museum will host this new 1,000 square foot traveling exhibit through December 7.  In the 16th century, Spain claimed the New World, today known as North America, and named it La Florida.  The […]

Meet and greet some animals at the Port Royal Maritime Center! Join our Naturalists for a fun, educational program about our Lowcountry reptiles. DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, YOU MUST CALL (843) 645-7774 TO REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM – LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE. $5 per participant; age 5 & under FREE There are two sessions: 9-10 a.m. […]

Birding at Pinckney Island The Coastal Discovery Museum has announced a Fall bird watching program at Pinckney Island led by experienced bird watchers from the Museum, starting September 2 at 7:30 am.  The walk will include the combination of habitats at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge.  These varying areas allow participants to see many different species […]

Forts of Port Royal in the Fall with Coastal Discovery Museum The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Forts of Port Royal every Wednesday at 10 am.  You will see the sites where it all happened, from early explorers, through the Civil War and beyond.  Explore Fort Walker and the Steam Cannon. Adult $12, Child $7.  […]

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM SHEPHERD OF THE SABLE MULTITUDE: GENERAL RUFUS SAXTON Instructor: Rich Thomas Examines the life and career of General Rufus Saxton, a champion of Lincoln’s original plan for Reconstruction. He was stationed on Hilton Head Island during much of the Civil War and was eventually appointed […]

Explore Honey Horn program at Coastal Discovery Museum The Coastal Discovery “Explore Honey Horn” program will continue this fall every Wednesday and Thursday at 11 am.  A guided tour around the museum’s picturesque and historic grounds.  You will visit the salt marsh, see historic buildings, and learn about the gardens, plants and trees on site.  […]

Hilton Head Haunted History Tales WEDNESDAY NIGHTS, 9PM JUNE-SEPTEMBER Minimum audience size is 15 GHOST STORIES TOLD IN HILTON HEAD’S OLDEST AND MOST HAUNTED CEMETERY SETTING.  Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the Island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. Wednesday nights or check heritagelib.org/tours for […]