Hilton Head and the Low Country Sights

York W. Bailey Museum

  • 30 Penn Center Circle W Map It
  • St. Helena Island

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's 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. Dating from 1862, the Penn Center 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 museum and the surrounding community of St. Helena Island are a major stop for anyone interested in the Gullah history and culture of the Lowcountry.

Sight Information

Address:

30 Penn Center Circle W, St. Helena Island, South Carolina, 29920, United States

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Phone:

843-838–2432

Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–4

Published 07/23/2015

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