Hilton Head and the Low Country Sights

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Coastal Discovery Museum Review

This wonderful museum has a variety of art and historical exhibits that tell the story of the Lowcountry and Hilton Head Island's history. For instance, visitors will learn about the early development of Hilton Head as an island resort from the Civil War to the 1930s. There is also a new butterfly enclosure, various hands-on programs for children, guided walks, and much more. Admission is free; lectures and tours on subjects both historical and natural cost $7 and up. Although the museum is just off the Cross Island Parkway, the peaceful grounds make it feel a century away. Take a walk around the grounds to see marshes, open fields, old live-oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, and South Carolina's largest southern red cedar tree, which dates to 1595.

Updated: 10-08-2012

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