Ft Mitchel Civil War History Tour
Mondays - 10:00am
Ft Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. The site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect the Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats based in the Savannah River. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. Every Monday at 10:00am.
$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD
This tour is located at Ft. Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island
Historic Bike Tours
Wednesdays - 10:00am
Bike Tours In A Historic District
Registration required. Click Here (Bikes must be reserved 24 hours in advance)
Starting at 10:00am every Wednesday, you can enjoy a three-mile casual, safe and fun bike tour through some of the Island’s most captivating historic sites. See the fishing co-op where Islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins located on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island to learn more about the “little blue house” history and restoration efforts.
Bike waiver required for each person. Please click here to download the waiver.
Bring bug spray, sunscreen and water.
This tour leaves from The Squire Pope Community Park, Rowing and Sailing Center, 133-135 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island
$15/ADULT • $10/CHILD (ages 10+) with your own bike
$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD if bikes are provided
Hilton Head Haunted History Tales
Wednesday Evenings. Times Vary according to sunset schedule. Click on the Registration link below to choose the day/time that meets your needs.
Hilton Head Haunted History Tales
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. For more information call 843-949-0144.
$25/ADULT • $20/CHILD (ages 8-16)
This tour is located at the Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island
Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum Tours
Thursdays - 10:00am
Costumed Tours at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum, a site on the National Register of Historic Places
The Island’s history comes to life every Thursday at 10:00am at Zion Cemetery & Baynard Mausoleum with this trip back in time, featuring costumed tour guides sharing fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about the bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. You’ll learn their stories and more as you tour one of the island’s most intriguing and publically accessible sites.
Ghosts & Myths of Hilton Head Island
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 24 - 26, 2019
7:00 - 8:00pm or 8:30 - 9:30 pm
For three special nights experience the chills of the paranormal stories of the Lowcountry as our history docent and Zion Witch introduce you to the ghosts of times past and lead you through the 18th and 19th century stories of our past as told by our living history costumed characters. You will meet Captain Jack Stoney, Lydia Davant, Mary Kirk, William Eddings Baynard and more as they tell the firsthand tales of The Baynard Funeral Procession and the Blue Lady of Hilton Head.
Not recommended for children under 10 years old.
Corner of 278 & Mathews Drive
$15 per adult/ $10 per child (ages 10-16)
Rain Date: Sunday, October 27 at 7:00pm