Historical Activities

The Myrtle Beach area is rich in history, and these gems will give you a better understanding and appreciation of the Grand Strand's culture.

Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet

Brookgreen Gardens, America's largest outdoor sculpture garden has more than 1,400 sculptures on the grounds that were created by more than 350 sculptors. This shouldn't come as a surprise, as the gardens' founders wanted Brookgreen to showcase a collection of American figurative sculptures, particularly those that would work in an outdoor setting.

Hobcaw Barony, Georgetown

Hobcaw Barony offers visitors a look at an intact African slave village. This 16,000-acre research preserve started out as a colonial land grant in 1718 that was sold and subdivided into plantations. Today, visitors can get a feel for just what it was like to be a slave living on a plantation by going inside the still-intact cabins and seeing what resources were available to them.

Hopsewee Plantation, Georgetown

Formerly the residence of Thomas Lynch, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Hopsewee Plantation is located on the outskirts of Georgetown. Referred to as an "historic jewel," the home maintains many of its original furnishings, such as same floor that has been there for over 200 years.

Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet

Catch a glimpse of a loggerhead turtle or the recorded 300 species of birds at Huntington Beach State Park, one of the east coast's most coveted bird-watching spots. History buffs will also love exploring the 1930s-era Atalaya, the winter home of philanthropist and sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington.

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