Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head palmetto trees

One of South Carolina's sea islands, Hilton Head Island encompasses 42 square miles off the southern part of the state. Sugar cane, indigo and cotton plantations thrived on the island until after the Civil War. Later, the lumber industry became important.

“Hilton Head Island is a paradise for nature lovers.”

Today, the island is home to the gullah people and a popular tourist destination.

Visit a museum:

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Free & Event Admission Fee
14 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Phone: 843-842-7877
Coastal Discovery: The Museum on Hilton Head Island
100 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Phone: 843-689-6767

Where to Read More About It:

Ballantine, T., (1991). Tideland treasure: The naturalist's guide to the beaches and salt marshes of Hilton Head Island and the southeastern coast. (rev. ed.). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.
Danielson, M. N., (1995). Profits and politics in paradise: The development of Hilton Head Island. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.
Hilton Head Island • Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Island Packet
Town of Hilton Head Island

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