Coastal Discovery Museum - A great first stop in exploring Hilton Head Island's history is the Coastal Discovery Museum. The museum, housed in a former plantation house, is located on 68 beautifully preserved acres of forest, field and marsh. The museum offers permanent and rotating exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the island, from Native Americans before the settlement of Europeans, through the resort boom of the 1960s and 1970s. Even more impressive than the exhibits are the classes and tours the museum offers. You can learn to weave traditional sweetgrass baskets perfected by the Gullah people, or how to cast a net in the traditional Gullah style of fishing. You also can tour historic forts and learn the history of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars on the island.
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina - Located in the heart of Hilton Head Island, The award-winning Arts Center of Coastal Carolina strives to enrich the community through professional performing and visual arts, as well as through cultural festivals and educational outreach. The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina is an independent, non-profit theater, bringing all that's inspiring and wonderful in the arts to the Lowcountry. You can find their website here: https://www.artshhi.com/
The Sandbox Children's Museum - The Sandbox has been successfully disguising learning as play since opening its doors in 2005. The Sandbox has become one of Hilton Head Island’s premiere family destinations, having welcomed more than 350,000 neighbors and visitors over the years. Designed to allow kids to play freely while discovering their surroundings - the museum is the ideal place to let little ones lead the way! You can find their website here: https://www.thesandbox.org/