Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center

In Bluffton, South Carolina, you can visit the Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center. This historic home was built in 1841, in the early Carolina Farmhouse style brought to North America by West Indies planters. Today, it is an excellent resource for those interested in the history of this area. If you love historical architecture and would like to learn more about Bluffton’s history, the Heyward House is a must-see attraction. It is located at 70 Boundary St, Bluffton, SC 29910.

The Heyward House is the official Welcome Center of the Bluffton, SC area. Located in the Historic District, the Heyward House is home to the museum and welcome center. Inside, you can find maps of area businesses, brochures on local culture, and information about the history of Bluffton. The Heyward House is one of eight remaining antebellum homes in the Lowcountry coastal town. The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society acquired the property in 1998. The museum is open for public tours and field trips.

The Heyward House Museum was built in 1841 and is now the town’s visitor center. You can see the 12-foot bronze statue of Cyrus Garvey, the first African American to become free. The Heyward House Museum is situated near Shelter Cove Harbor. You can also view the largest figurative sundial in Hilton Head. Admission is free. And you’ll be surrounded by historical landmarks and attractions. Continue reading

While it’s not a Hilton Head Island town, it is considered part of it by many locals. Whether you’re looking for historic landmarks or beautiful small towns, Bluffton will delight you. Old Town boasts charming boutiques and mom-and-pop restaurants, a public square, and several historical landmarks. It was once a summer retreat for people in inland South Carolina. People came here to escape the heat and to enjoy the cool breeze from the river. The shade from the oaks and the breeze from the river made it desirable to these people.

Another historic landmark in Bluffton is the Church of the Cross. Built in 1857, this church is the oldest church in the state. It is also home to the Bluffton Movement, which protested high federal taxes in 1844. Today, the Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center is a great place to spend a few hours. The museum also offers a free walking tour map, which leads through the town’s nationally-registered historic district.

The Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center is located on the site of Cyrus Garvey’s home. This 1870 house was constructed of wood salvaged from burnt buildings and was a grand structure compared to the slave cottages that were common in the area. This was a period of prosperity and growth in the Lowcountry and he eventually purchased the riverfront property from Baynard in 1890.

The Heyward House was once a business, and the Oyster Company had a shucking house on the property next door. In 2001, the property was purchased by the Beaufort County Open Land Trust. It had fallen into disrepair and was close to collapse. The community and history lovers worked hard to restore the house, and the museum opened to the public in 2017. Click for more