Penn Center

3. Penn Center

Founded in 1862, the Penn Center is the site of the first academic school for freed slaves. Today, it is one of the most significant African American historical and cultural institutions in existence and continues to be committed to the preservation of the Gullah Geechee culture. In addition to the museum, the site itself is available for tours year-round and is comprised of nineteen buildings related to and used by the Penn School, including Brick Church and Darrah Hall, one of the oldest buildings on St. Helena Island. It also hosts old burial grounds, Gantt Cottage (where Martin Luther King Jr. lodged), a Nature Trail, Chowan Creek and acres of pines, native flora and fauna. For more information and to plan your trip, please visit www.penncenter.com.

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The Big List!

Here's what others enjoy

B.L. says:

"We love to go crabbing or either to buy some blue craabs"

Meta Mercer says:

"Water sports, boating, carriage rides, shopping, touring old homes, antiquing, eating, visiting historic sites, sunbathing"

Sandra Loving says:

"Beach"

Shelly Clemmer says:

"Relaxing Fishing Kayaking"

Cynthia Stansberry says:

"I would love to share this list with my clients planning to visit the Hilton Head/Beaufort area this August."

Faye says:

"Things to do with small children "

Gary says:

"Adventure,walk the beach and see historic sites"

jan dean says:

"We love the outdoors, swimming, fishing, hunting. We would like to see some of South Carolina mountains, monuments, some history of South Carolina. We have one daughter that just loves to shop the thrifty shops. Love the opportunity to see South Carolina finest. Thank you. "

candy lafreniere says:

"Fishing, Sightseeing"

Marti says:

"Beautiful city "

Jim Broden says:

"Fort Fremont"

Suzann Whiteley says:

"Dancing in the Waterfront Pavilion, carriage rides through the beautiful streets, visiting the lovely Bookstore on main street, enjoying a afternoon sitting on the swings on the waterfront, I would love to come to your Tour of Homes sometime. and Dream about the way live was there years ago!!!"

Lisa Haigler says:

"Fishing"

William Wester says:

"Interested in Fishing and the local Resturants."