Tourism and Recreation

Island Recreation Center

20 Wilborn Road
PO Box 22593
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

John Mark Verdier House

801 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
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The Verdier House, built 1800-1805 by John Mark Verdier, a prosperous merchant and planter, is one of the finest examples of a Federal-style home. The interior shows examples of many fine architectural details, including an elaborate arch in the entrance hallway. During its history, the Verdier House served as the post headquarters for Union soldiers during the Civil War and was the site of the first telephone exchange in Beaufort. The house is in Beaufort's National Historic Landmark District.

Main Street Youth Theatre

3000 Main Street
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
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The Main Street Youth Theatre is dedicated to providing a true theatrical experience to amateur local young talent, through participation in high quality productions and educational outreach programs that enrich and enhance the cultural climate for the residents of and visitors to Hilton Head Island, SC.

Mainstreet Beaufort USA

811 Bay Street, Suite #4
PO Box 501
Beaufort, South Carolina 29901
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May River Theatre Company

Ulmer Auditorium, Bluffton Town Hall
All Joy Street
Bluffton, SC 29910
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Oyotunji African Village

56 Bryant Lane
Sheldon, SC 29941
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Penn Center

P.O. Box 126
St. Helena Island, South Carolina 29920
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The Penn Center's mission is to promote and preserve the history and culture of the Sea Islands. We serve as a local, national and international resource center, and act as a catalyst for the development of programs for self-sufficiency.

Penn Center Heritage Days

16 Penn Center Circle West
Martin L. King, Jr., Drive
St. Helena, SC 29920
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The Annual Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration  is held every second weekend in November to celebrate and showcase the unique cultural heritage of the Gullah people of the Sea Islands.

Penn School National Historic Landmark District

16 Penn Center Circle West
P. O. Box 126
St. Helena Island, SC 29920
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Cultural Center/York W. Bailey Museum
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18 A Pope Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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Charge: $6 for adults and children over 2; Free for children under 2

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