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Coastal Discovery Museum

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Address: 70 Honey Horn Drive, North End, Hilton Head, SC 29926
Phone Number: +1 843-689-6767
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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If the beach gets boring, families head to this interactive museum to learn...

If the beach gets boring, families head to this interactive museum to learn about the history and wildlife of sea islands.

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Well worth it --but temporarily closed in November

We visited the museum on our last trip to Hilton Head one year ago (2015) and had fit it in at the end of a day so we didn't spend all the time there that we wanted --we were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the museum on our last trip to Hilton Head one year ago (2015) and had fit it in at the end of a day so we didn't spend all the time there that we wanted --we were actually surprised at all there was to see. The exhibits --both outdoor and indoor are very well put together and the... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised to see so many interesting displays inside the Coastal Discovery Museum. Must visit!

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much of the businesses, recreation, restaurants, and lodging are up and running. We expected Coastal Discovery Museum to be closed; however, most sites are only a few minutes drive away from our Surf Watch Condo. As we entered, we saw the HHI service worker in a yellow vest, and she advised that Coastal Discovery Museum is temporarily closed. We totally... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

A very nice museum dedicated to the Hilton Head area. I was impressed as soon as we arrived. The grounds are magnificent. Everything was well landscaped, clean and well cared for. They have a building that gives you a history of the grounds and the area. They also have a butterfly garden, Riding stables, a children's area, a wetland board... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The museum is a wonderful stop while you're at HHI. It's good for children and great for adults. The museum is an old island estate where several buildings have been preserved. It tells the story of HHI and has space for traveling art exhibits. The walking trails overlooking the tidal marsh are gorgeous - you can actually hear them breathe.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

October 2016. If you are vacationing on Hilton Head Island, especially in the near future, please think about spending a day or two here helping them to clean up following Hurricane Matthew. This island gives so much pleasure to residents and visitors alike, and here is an opportunity to give just a little back. Help is needed doing things such... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

This is a great place to bring kids. No admission charge! There is an admission charge for guided walks, docent talks, off site tours, and seasonal programs. You need reservations for all programs. But you can meander around and admire the scenery, flora and fauna, for free. There are activities and hands-on things for children to do, mainly in the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

The museum is full of history and is very well presented. I also liked the art gallery exhibit. Plan to spend a few hours both indoors and outdoors exploring this attraction.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The museum give a wonderful overview of how things were in the days of slavery and the civil war. Everything is very well done and there is a lot of historical information.

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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The Coastal Discovery Museum, and grounds, are a great starting point for learning about what is today called Hilton Head Island. Museum exhibits are well done, the gift shop has lots of reasonably priced goodies, from books to jewelry to yard art. Several local tours begin at the museum as well. Certainly worth the time to visit and discover lesser... More 

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