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Hilton Head Island’s Mitchelville: the first freedmen town in the South

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 09.20.2012

A must see free Hilton Head family attraction is Mitchelville Freedom Park historic site located off of Beach City Road across from Fort Howell and Fish Hall Plantation ruins. Mitchelville was the first town in the South during Civil War to be established for the newly freed slaves.
The following historical facts, quotes and pictures [...]

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Main trail Pinckney Island Wildlife Preserve

Pinckney Wildlife Refuge, a Hilton Head natural beauty: birds, butterflies, forests and water fun

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 08.22.2012

Pinckney National Wildlife Refuge it’s a natural gem, a free, must see Hilton Head family attraction, located right off of Hwy 278 bridge. Admission is free and the park is open year round dawn to dusk.

The very diverse ecosystem includes freshwater ponds, salt marshes and tidal creeks, pine and hardwood forests and edge shrubs. There [...]

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Myrtle Beach free historic sites to see

The Warbird Park Air Force Memorial, Myrtle Beach free, fun and inspirational things to do

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 01.13.2012

While in vacationing in Myrtle Beach stop by the Warbird Park Memorial to learn about the distinguished history if the 354th Fighter Wing and the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. The park is located on Farrow Pkwy, in between Market Commons and Myrtle Beach State Park. Admission and parking are free.
The self guided trail showcases [...]

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Popular Enfield rifle used by both armies during Civil War

Greenville free things to do, see one of the largest Civil War collection of Confederate weapons

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 11.07.2011

The Confederate Museum in downtown Greenville (located near the Bi-Lo center) boasts an outstanding collection of original and rare Confederate weapons and military artifacts. Admission is free and hours are Monday and Wednesday 10AM - 3PM, Friday 1-9PM, Saturday 10AM - 5PM and Sunday 1-5PM. Check website for details and to schedule a private tour.
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The tallest man to serve in the Civil War

South Carolina life during Civil War: special people, toys, romance, fashion and more

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 10.01.2011

The Confederate Museum in downtown Greenville contains a treasure of artifacts that reveal how life was like during Civil War. Admission is free. The museum is open Monday, Wednesday 10AM-3PM, Friday 1-9PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM and Sunday 1-5PM.

Lifestyle exhibit highlights
The tallest men to serve in the Confederate Army - Henry Clay Thruston was born in 1930 [...]

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The 1830s Palladian style Kilgore-Lewis house and garden

Kilgore-Lewis virtual house tour, Greenville free family attractions

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 08.24.2011

The historic Kilgore-Lewis house and garden is a romantic gem hidden in downtown Greenville. Admission is free and you can visit Monday to Friday 10AM to 2PM.
Interesting facts

• The house was built in 1838 by Josiah Kilgore near Buncombe Street Methodist Church, as a wedding gift for his daughter Mary Keziah.
• In the [...]

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Old dilapidated house had now become a fit museum

A glimpse in the life of 1900s Asheville with a tour of the Old Kentucky Home

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 07.28.2011

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Stay at the Old Kentucky Home
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At the turn of the 20th century Asheville emerged as a summer resort destination. With its cool climate, beautiful mountain scenery and fresh air it drew visitors for all over the country. By 1915, the city boasted 20 hotels and over 100 boarding houses. Entertainment included an opera, [...]

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Downtown Greenville free summer fun

A relaxing family walk at Falls Park, Greenville free fun things to do with kids

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 06.16.2011

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We love coming to Greenville! Recently we spent a fun day strolling along Reedy River, hunting for cute mice statues and cooling off at the splash area downtown.
This is cool mom, you should try it (…and I did)! This urban waterfall is located behind Hampton Inn off Main Street right before the entrance to Falls [...]

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Wilmington harbor and shipyard during Civil War

Wilmington Civil War Blockade: model ships, weapons, and the Battle of Fort Fisher

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 05.31.2011

The Cape Fear Museum downtown Wilmington has an extensive collection dedicated to the Civil War Blockade and the Battle of Fort Fisher. Admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors, military and students, and $3 children 3-17. Historic data, descriptions and quotes are from the museum exhibits.
In April 1862, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a naval blockade of [...]

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Spear throwing bison hunting scenes

Prehistoric Native Americans on the Carolina Coast: hunting, pottery, beliefs, games, food harvesting and house building

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 05.12.2011

The Horry County Museum has an extensive collection of prehistoric Native American artifacts to showcase the human lifestyle before the European invasion. The museum is located near Conway Riverwalk entrance and is open Tuesday to Saturday 9AM to 5PM. Admission is free.
Humans may have inhabited North America as early as 35,000 years ago and were [...]

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