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Attractions in Hilton Head, SC

Hilton Head Attractions (22)

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Aquarium
1509 Strand Ave.

(912) 786-5917

Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Zoo
A wildlife sanctuary featuring mammals as well as birds of prey, this center offers educational seminar and tours for schoolchildren and visitors.

The Sandbox Children Museum

Museum
Hoping for some great one-on-one time with your kids this vacation? Looking to take a break from the sun with your little ones? Has the rain got your children going stir-crazy? Then you might want to check out The Sandbox, our Hilton Head Island interactive children’s museum. Located just off Pope Avenue on the south end of the Island, this interactive museum provides a unique place for educational play between children and their parents, grandparents or caregivers. Little ones from infant to (8) eight will be captivated by the fun filled play centers and engaging activities.

Tybee Island Lighthouse

Museum
Situated on the banks of the Savannah River, this lighthouse is one of only seven that have survived from Colonial times. Restored in the 1800s, it now hosts tours as well as events throughout the year.

Cockspur Island Lighthouse

Museum
Situated 12 miles east of the port of Savannah, the 46-foot-tall Cockspur Lighthouse was built around 1839 and is made of brick. The base of the lighthouse sits on a bed of marsh grass, oyster shells and beds.

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Museum
Site of a Union victory during the Civil War, the Fort Pulaski National Monument boasts battlements and canons from the era and offers interpretive and educational programs for visitors.

Fort James Jackson

Museum
A restored fort from the 19th century that is the oldest brick fort surviving today in Georgia. Guests can enjoy daily canon firings and interactive exhibits.

Davenport House Museum

Museum
Built in the early 1800s and once the home of local Isaiah Davenport, this museum boasts a collection of Davenport china and decorative arts from the Federalist period. Enjoy high tea in the garden during certain months.

Webb Military Museum

Museum
411 E York St

(912) 663-0398

Owens-Thomas House

Museum
A National Historic Landmark, this home, built in the early 1800s, is an example of English Regency architecture and boasts pieces from that period, including furniture, textiles and art.

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Museum
The birthplace of the founder of the Girl Scouts, this Federalist building features furnishings and mementos of Juliette Gordon Low. Operated by the Girl Scouts of America, the museum honors Low’s legacy as a pioneer and artist.

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Museum
An example of 19th century French gothic architecture, this restored Catholic church is one of the town's top attractions.

American Prohibition Museum

Museum
209 E Saint Julian Street

(855) 245-8992

Telfair Academy

Museum
Built in 1818. this mansion was once the royal Governor's residence. Guests can tour a collection of American and European paintings and sculpture as well as family furnishings from the 19th century.

Jepson Center Museum of Art

Museum
Featuring three museums in one, this expansive institution focuses on contemporary art, from traveling exhibitions to permanent exhibits and educational programs.

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

Museum
Once the home of William Scarborough, one of the investors in the S.S. Savannah, this museum features maritime memorabilia, from ship models to relics and artifacts.

The Mercer Williams House Museum

Museum
429 Bull St

(912) 236-6352

SCAD Museum of Art

Museum
One of the city's premier museums, the SCAD Museum of Art features contemporary art and exhibitions, from fashion to paintings to sculpture.

Ralph Gilbert Mark Civil Rights Museum

Museum
Honoring Savannah's father of civil rights, the Ralph Gilbert Mark Civil Rights Museum boasts artifacts and exhibits about African-American history and the Civil Rights movement.

Nash Gallery

Art Gallery
Our goal is to consistently present the finest American jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, furniture, metal and so much more. We feature the handcrafted works of over 400 North American craftsmen. Each and every artist's distinctive style ensures that your experience at Nash Gallery will be unforgettable. The best way to experience what we offer would be in person, but we understand. That is why we have created this website, hoping to give you a taste of the amazing American craft.

Art League of Hilton Head

Art Gallery
The Art League of Hilton Head promotes and supports visual arts through exhibitions, education, and partnerships for the cultural enhancement of the community and its visions. We are a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization.

Smith Galleries

Art Gallery
Smith Galleries is a celebration of excellence in American Craft representing 300 artists in clay, wood, metal, fiber, and glass. The gallery also features creative toys for children and offers quality picture framing.

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