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2018 Hilton Head Island History Day Guided Trolley and Bike Tours

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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, and Cherry Hill School

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Hilton Head Island History Day, Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Hilton Head Island History Day offers two unique ways to witness the Island’s history. A docent-led bike tour and two docent-led trolley tours offer morning and afternoon explorations of the Island’s role in the Civil War and 4000 years of Island history found in Sea Pines.

  • Tours are rain or shine; No refunds unless the event is canceled!

  • Melly Mel's will be on-site at Coastal Discovery Museum from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm serving up delicious BBQ and more for an additional price

  • The Gullah Museum will be on-site at Coastal Discovery Museum from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm to teach about the Gullah culture on Hilton Head Island

  • Detailed instructions for the bike tours will be sent with confirmation

See below for tour specifics.


A) Morning Guided Bike Tour -$20, bike provided; $15 with own bike

Focus: The Civil War & More

Tours leave from Cherry Hill School starting at 9:00 am or 10:00 am. This 3-hour tour winds through the area’s deep roots in military history, with stops at Fort Howell, Mitchelville Freedom Park, Fort Sherman, and Fort Walker and the Steam Gun. It continues on to Zion Chapel of Ease Cemetery. Ages 12 and up, please.

  • NOTE: This is a moderate ride, with an estimated tour time of around 3 hours.

  • Helmets are required; bug spray, water, and sunscreen are recommended.

  • Rides leave from Cherry Hill School, 210 Dillon Road, corner of Beach City and Dillon Roads. Please arrive 1/2 hour prior to departure.

  • Restroom stops are available.

BIKE TOURS PLEASE NOTE: Every bike tour participant MUST have a waiver. Click HERE for the waiver, print, sign and bring to the event.

B) Morning Guided Trolley Tour - $25

Focus: Forts & The Civil War

The morning docent-led trolley tour, leaving at 9:00 am and 9:30 am from Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn visits Fort Howell, Fort Walker, and The Headlands/Steam Gun site. In addition to these military sites, you’ll visit the site of Mitchelville, the first freedman’s community in the United States.

  • This is a "stay with your own trolley" tour and lasts over 3 & 1/2 hours.

  • Restroom stops are available.

  • This trolley tour leaves from Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive.

C) Afternoon Guided Trolley Tour - $25

Focus: 4000 years of Hilton Head Island

This afternoon docent-led tour, leaving at 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm from Coastal Discovery Museum, will explore 4000 years of Hilton Head Island, all within Sea Pines Plantation. Visit Harbourtown and the Charles Fraser Memorial to hear about the beginnings of modern development, Braddock Point Cemetery, a Gullah cemetery, the Stoney/Baynard plantation house and slave quarter ruins, and finish at the Sea Pines Shell Ring to hear about the wonderful discoveries of the latest archaeological dig.

  • This is a "stay with your own trolley" tour and lasts over 3 & 1/2 hours.

  • Restroom stops are available.

  • This trolley tour leaves from Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Drive.


Lunchtime Activities

The Gullah Museum will be at Coastal Discovery Museum to tell the stories and display their information on the Gullah culture and their efforts to preserve the culture today.

Melly Mel's catering will be available on-site at Coastal Discovery Museum from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm serving up delicious BBQ and more for an additional price.



Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers for making Hilton Head Island History Day possible!

This event is presented by The Heritage Library & Coastal Discovery Museum and the following partners:

Crescendo

Hilton Head Land Trust

Mitchelville Preservation Project

Association of Landowners of Port Royal Plantation

The Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island

Friends of Baynard Zion Cemetery

Sea Pines Community Services Association

Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island

St. James Baptist Church

Hilton Head Island Bicycle Shop

Island Amateur Radio Association

Archaeology Society of South Carolina - Hilton Head Branch

Women's Association of Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce

Kickin' Asphalt Bicycle Club

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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, and Cherry Hill School

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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