African American Cultural Heritage Trail

    The very essence of the things we love about The Beach is due, in part, to the African American History of this area. The Grand Strand has been greatly influenced by its African American heritage and roots that date back to the 1700s – and is still shaping the region today as a major tourism destination.  From what we eat to how we speak in the present day, so much of that can be traced back to the African History in the region. There are several locations beyond the beach that visitors can experience that tell this story.


    Bethel AME Church
    417 Broad St.
    Georgetown, SC 29440

    Bethesda Missionary Baptist
    225 Wood St.
    Georgetown, SC 29440

    Hobcaw Barony
    22 Hobcaw Rd.
    Georgetown, SC 29440

    Mansfield Plantation Bed & Breakfast and Slave Street
    1776 Mansfield Rd.
    Georgetown, SC 29440

    Lowcountry Trail at Brookgreen Gardens
    1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr,
    Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

    Charlie's Place
    1420 Carver St,
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Hopsewee Plantation
    494 Hopsewee Rd.
    Georgetown, SC 29440

    The Asher Theatre and Conference Center
    3237 Waccamaw Blvd.
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

    Rice Museum
    633 Front St.
    Georgetown, SC 29440

    Sandy Island Boat Landing
    Pawleys Island, SC 29585

    Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum and Education Center
    900 Dunbar St,
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Freewoods Farm
    9989-10091 Freewoods Rd,
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

    The Gullah Museum
    3583, 123 King St Unit 6,
    Georgetown, SC 29440

    Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church
    88 Baskervill Dr,
    Pawleys Island, SC 29585

    Atlantic Beach
    717 30th Avenue South
    Atlantic Beach, SC 29582


    For assistance with Groups Tours, contact Sandy Haines, Group Tour Sales Manager, or Lisa Parisi, Assistant Sales Manager