For all of the attention the Savannah area gets for its history, one of the most overlooked aspects to history along the Georgia/South Carolina coast is the role Hilton Head Island played in the region’s growth. Not only during the often discussed Civil War, but also the Revolutionary War. The island’s ties to both events are significant.
Hilton Head Island’s History Day is an annual event put on by The Heritage Library Foundation. The day consists of 2 half-day trolley tours all across Hilton Head Island with discussion of historic sites. This is year it will be held on Saturday, October 14th and will feature an end of the day Lowcountry Boil at Hudson’s Seafood on the Docks. Lunch is available for purchase from the always delicous Melly Mel’s BBQ.
Four Guided bicycle tours will focus on the Civil War and will depart beginning at 9:00am
Afternoon guided bicycle tours will focus on Fishing and Farming and will depart beginning at 1:00pm
Morning trolley tours will focus on Military History, while afternoon trolley tours will focus on Forts and The Civil War.
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