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York W. Bailey Museum Review

The museum at the Penn Center has displays on the heritage of Sea Island African-Americans; it also has pleasant grounds shaded by live oaks. The Penn Center (1862) was the first school for the newly emancipated slaves. These islands are where Gullah, a musical language that combines English and African languages, developed. This is a major stop for anyone interested in the Gullah history and culture of the Lowcountry.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Penn Center Circle West, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920 | Map It
  • Phone: 843/838–2432
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 11–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Beaufort
Updated: 10-13-2012

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