History and culture
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  Hilton Head Island became world renowned as a vacation getaway for the rich, but the area's history has its own story.
Below are some online resources for those who would like to know more about our area's history and culture.
 
  The Gullahs are a well-known community of descendents of freed slaves who worked the cotton & indigo plantations in the Lowcountry.
  The Harbor Town Lighthouse is a popular gathering point for tourists and locals alike in the Sea Pines Resort.
  The Heyward House, in Bluffton, SC, is at the center of Bluffton’s National Register Historic District, and serves as the city's official Welcome Center.
    The Lowcountry has many, many historical plantations that are open to visitors. Most of the plantations in Beaufort County grew cotton as their crop.
  Charleston, SC, and Savannah, GA, each about one hour from the Island, are both rich in history, and offer abundant activities, tours, & opportunities for cultural learning.
 
 
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