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Address: Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island, SC
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The Amazing Huntington's

When visiting the Pawleys Island area,you'll find a plethora of historical sites such as Huntington State Park, Brookgreen Gardens, Hobcaw Barony, the Yawley Wildlife Preserve... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Pawleys
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

When visiting the Pawleys Island area,you'll find a plethora of historical sites such as Huntington State Park, Brookgreen Gardens, Hobcaw Barony, the Yawley Wildlife Preserve. Each one tells a story of slavery and provides actual artifacts from that era. If you can, please seek out at least two of the sites for an educational and informative day. Each place has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington shared the same birthday and were married on that day - March 10. The Friends of Huntington State Park had a special event to celebrate. A presentation by the curator of Brookgreen Gardens on the Huntingtons and their contributions and a lovely tea followed. The "castle" is really something to experience.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's actually on the grounds of Huntington Beach State Park. So much history. Located just off the beach, so it was great to just take it all in for a couple hours.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Atalaya is located within Huntington Beach State Park, a lovely place to spend the day. We visited during as crafts show, & found it very interesting. The construction was something to see, & the location just a short walk to the beach area is very nice. There is a nature center, 2 beach areas, a campground, & a causeway which... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Our tour guide was amazing - very well versed and extremely pleasant and personable. She took our group on a tour of the entire building - from bedrooms, living room, servants quarters, etc, and had a wealth of information to share throughout the entire tour. I just left there saddened to think that those ridiculously wealthy human beings who brought... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Such a unique place. For adults a slice of history, for kids, endless roaming! I am used to historical homes being restored such as the Edison Ford Estate in Flirida or the mansions in Newport RI. Anticipated that type of feel, but instead this is a gutted out brick structure with no furnishings, placards in each room told you where... More 

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Take the free docent's tour or take the audio tour--I've done both and they are excellent. I learned so much about these two interesting people and Atalaya, their winter home away from society snobs on the east coast! They also founded the AMAZING Brookgreen Garden, which is a MUST SEE. Archer was a philanthropist, traveler, and scholar, while Anna was... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Ocean front on a beautiful state park, Atalaya is the former winter home of Anna Hyatt and Archer Huntington and is a serene look at the lifestyle of the couple during the Depression. A walk through tour on your own, or an audio tour that includes Anna's voice from an interview, it's well worth your time. A beautiful wedding venue... More 

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Charlotte
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Interesting excursion that won't break the bank. $5 to get in the park and $2 to get in the "castle".

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Pa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

After you pay an entrance fee of $5 per person, to enter the park you are charged an additional $2 to go through Atalaya Castle. I use the term Castle loosely as it’s really just an old brick home in need of repair. The story behind the home is very interesting and the home itself is fun to tour, but... More 

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