One County Reads the Civil War: Tours

FORT MITCHEL TOUR WITH COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM & HERITAGE LIBRARY FOUNDATION
Thursdays at 10am | $Fee; Discount Voucher
Tours meet at Fort Mitchel, Hilton Head
Visit a well preserved example of a Civil War era coastal artillery battery with the Coastal Discovery Museum. Learn about what life on Hilton Head Island was like for northern soldiers during the Union occupation 1861-1865. The tour is offered in cooperation with the Heritage Library Foundation, owner of this historic site. Regular price is $12 adult $7 child (ages 6-12); Visit the Library’s Civil War 150 exhibit to receive an “I visited Civil War 150” voucher to get a discount $7 adult ticket. Reservations are required for this tour. Call Coastal Discovery Museum at 843-689-6767 for reservations. www.coastaldiscovery.org

FORTS OF PORT ROYAL TOUR WITH COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM
Wednesdays at 10am | $Fee; Discount Voucher
Tours meet at the Westin Resort, HH
Learn about the area's early explorers and the importance of the island during the Civil War, Mitchelville, and the Steam Cannon. The tour visits the site of Fort Walker and the Steam Cannon. Regular price is $12 adult $7 child (ages 6-12); Visit the Library’s Civil War 150 exhibit to receive an “I visited Civil War 150” voucher to get a discount $7 adult ticket. Reservations are required for this tour. Call Coastal Discovery Museum at 843-689-6767 for reservations. www.coastaldiscovery.org

JOHN MARK VERDIER HOUSE MUSEUM TOURS
Permanent | Mon-Sat, 10a-4p | $Fee; Discount Voucher
Verdier House, 801 Bay St, Beaufort | 379-6335
Paid admission to the John Mark Verdier House includes two Civil War related exhibits: “Robert Smalls: Beaufort Hero” showcases the life of the African-American slave who became Republican leader of the Lowcountry post Civil War; “Unsurrendered Flag” features the history of the BVA and the unit’s recently restored 1858 flag. $10 per person, children and teenagers free. Includes tour of Verdier House. Visit the Library’s Civil War 150 exhibit to receive an “I visited Civil War 150” voucher to get a discount on adult admission fee.

CIVIL WAR ERA TALK AT COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM
Thursdays at 3pm | $Fee; Discount Voucher
Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head
Find out why thousands of Union soldiers were on Hilton Head Island and how they spent their time. Historic photographs, maps and artifacts tell the story of Hilton Head from 1861-1865. Tours meet at the Coastal Discovery Museum. Regular price is $7 per person; Visit the Library’s Civil War 150 exhibit to receive an “I visited Civil War 150” voucher to get a discount $5 adult ticket. Call Coastal Discovery Museum at 843-689-6767 for reservations. www.coastaldiscovery.org

HEYWARD HOUSE TOURS
Regular tours of Bluffton's Heyward House are offered Monday-Friday 10am – 5pm (last tour at 4:30) and Saturday 10am-4pm (last tour at 3:30). Historic District Walking Tours of Bluffton are scheduled by appointment.
www.heywardhouse.org