Fodor's Expert Review Reconstruction Era National Monument

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Established in 1862, the Penn Center was the first school for African Americans in the American South. It's now the centerpiece of the Reconstruction Era National Monument, which demonstrates the life and struggles of African Americans in the decades after the Civil War. The York W. Bailey Museum here has displays on the Gullah culture and heritage on the Sea Islands, and the beautiful, live oak-shaded grounds host seasonal events, including a bi-weekly Saturday farmer's market, and the Center remains an active advocate for human rights through its programs and exhibits.
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16 Penn Center Circle West
St. Helena Island, South Carolina  29920, USA


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Rate Includes: Museum $7, Museum closed Sun. and Mon.

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