Tag - L.W. Paul Living History Museum

9/11 is a day when all Americans, young and old, take a moment to remember the 2996 lives that were lost, and honor the courage of the service members and first responders who continue to protect this country. This year marks the 20 th anniversary of 9/11, and there are several events around the Grand Strand for locals and visitors alike to show their respect and reverence on this day of patriotism! City of Myrtle Beach is hosting a Remembrance Ceremony on September 11 th at 1:00 pm at Warbird Park. A steel beam from the north tower of the World…

Fall Family Deals

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 10:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

The fall is always a great time for families to visit the Myrtle Beach area as its summer-like temperatures, warm ocean waters and family-friendly attractions continue to welcome visitors. This fall, Myrtle Beach area resorts and hotels are offering exclusive travel deals and packages created with families in mind! Whether you are taking an educational vacation with the kids or just a much-needed getaway to The Beach, there is something for everyone to explore in Myrtle Beach. Here are three reasons why you should visit Myrtle Beach this fall:…

On Location: Conway, South Carolina

Friday, August 6, 2021 9:00 AM by Katie Hunter

About 15 miles west of Myrtle Beach, the quaint and historic town of Conway, South Carolina sits along the Waccamaw River. Founded in 1732, Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. Revolutionary War history is infused into the town as the names “Conway” and “Horry” as in “Horry County” are from Generals. The City Hall building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the downtown area remains proud of their historic charm. The Riverwalk is area of restaurants along the Waccamaw River that is perfect for an…

While summer always shines for those visiting the Myrtle Beach area, there is nothing like fall at The Beach. Temperatures cool ever so slightly and it’s less humid out, making all of the outdoor activities your family loves to do even more enjoyable. Here are a few favorites that we plan on checking out: Thompson Farm and Nursery at Brickyard Plantation We love visiting Thompson Farm this time of year! This family-run farm business hosts a bevy of fall activities such as a corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, playground, and more. There are…

Arts & Culture of the Grand Strand

Friday, July 16, 2021 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

We all know that Myrtle Beach is known for, well, The Beach. But what you may not know is that Myrtle Beach – and the entire Grand Strand – is home to a diverse arts & culture scene that has stemmed from our roots in Lowcountry history, beautiful scenery, and collection of people from all over the world. We rounded up some arts & cultural spots along the Grand Strand for you to check out, and maybe even get inspired, during your beach vacation. Find more information on specific events and details on our website. Myrtle Beach History Tours –…

The Horry County Museum and its air conditioning are a welcome treasure this time of year, when the South Carolina heat and humidity reach their peak. This month, the museum is hosting a lecture series by director, Walter Hill, on Scuppernong and Muscadine Grapes. These local grape varieties, first discovered along the Scuppernong River in North Carolina, have long been popular ingredients in wines, pies, jams and jellies in many Southern homes and kitchens. I grew up eating them directly off the vine at my grandmother’s house but don’t know…

L.W. Paul Living History Farm

Friday, February 14, 2020 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Have you ever wondered what life was like on a living farm in the early to mid-1900s? Take a step back in time and discover the history and culture of the Horry County farm family during the 1900-1955 period. Larry Paul, a local businessman with a rich farming heritage in Horry County, offered to fund the construction of a family farm to help educate future generations by allowing guests and visitors to observe and participate in activities that would have been commonplace on traditional family farms. Events and live demonstrations change…

Explore the Rich History of the Grand Strand

Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:00 PM by Julie Ellis

The Myrtle Beach area is known locally as the “Grand Strand” and includes 60 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline and is comprised of 14 communities and two counties. Myrtle Beach is a dynamic family destination chock full of fun attractions, restaurants, the world-famous Boardwalk with the Skywheel, amusement parks, and much more, but did you know there are numerous opportunities to explore the region’s unique history? Spend a couple of days away from the beach and immerse yourself in the rich unique history of coastal South Carolina. Did you…

The Myrtle Beach area is known for its 60-mile long beach and a plethora of amazing attractions, but like most places, the region also has an interesting history. Most of the Grand Strand area resides within Horry County (pronounced O-ree), and residents and visitors are lucky enough to have the Horry County Museum at their disposal, so they can learn about the area’s rich history and partake in many educational programs. Did you know that Horry County was once home to Native American tribes, or that events from both the Revolutionary and…

Educational Endeavors

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Just because you’re on a family vacation, it doesn’t mean the kids can’t learn a thing or two. Myrtle Beach is known as a family-friendly destination with an amazing array of fast, fun attractions, but did you know the area also has plenty educational opportunities for kids? From a state-of-the-art aquarium to an interactive science museum, to nature walks and historic tours, you’ll have plenty of chances to make your visit to the beach an educational one while you’re having a great time. Ripley’s Aquarium Ripley’s is full of hands-on…