On select Fridays this Fall, tour two historic sites connected to the Civil War and Reconstruction eras on Hilton Head Island thanks to a partnership between the Coastal Discovery Museum, the Hilton Head Island Land Trust and the Mitchelville Preservation Project.

Visit the site of the self-governing community of Mitchelville (est. 1862) to learn about the Port Royal Experiment and how freedom and Reconstruction impacted the new citizens who lived there.  Nearby, join a guide for a tour of Fort Howell, built in 1864 to protect the town of Mitchelville. Learn about the 32nd U.S. Colored Infantry troops who built the fort, the methods used to construct it, and the importance of its preservation.

Cost is $15/Adults and $10/Children (ages 6-12). No children under the age of 6, please. Reservations are required by visiting the Coastal Discovery Museum's website or calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223. 

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Join the Hilton Head Island Land Trust for Dinner with Tony Mills and His Animal Friends on Tuesday, April 21st at 5:30 p.m. at the Palmetto Hall Clubhouse. As part of our annual meeting, we are excited to feature Tony Mills for a hands-on discussion about living in and learning about our unique coastal kingdom. Tony will be bringing some of his favorite creatures, including alligators and snakes.

Dinner will be provided. All dinners include a choice of a green salad or she-crab soup, stuffed shrimp, petite filet, or stuffed mushrooms, and dessert.

To purchase tickets visit - A Night with Tony Mills.  We hope you'll join us!

To Contact the Land Trust Directly:

Email:    hhilandtrust@hhilandtrust.org
Mail:      P.O. Box 21058, HHI, SC 29925

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