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Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island

The Gullah Heritage Trail Tour passes by this historic museum during the tour route!

The Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island is a non-profit organization that was established to preserve Gullah history, culture, customs, traditions, language, stories, songs and structures on Hilton Head Island.

Louise Miller Cohen and the Board of Directors of the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island are supervising the restoration of “The Little House” on Gumtree Road which is on land that was purchased by Louise’s great-grandfather, William Simmons, after the Civil War. The house was built in 1930 for Mr. Simmons’ grandson, William “Duey” Simmons, whom Mr. Simmons had raised.

The plan is to include this house and a new museum building to create the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. The site is large enough to accommodate a visitor/welcome center, with a large meeting room that will also serve as a Gullah art gallery; a garden; a Praise House; and other structures.

If you are interested in learning more about the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head, visit their website!

Tour Highlights

  • Gullah Family Compounds
  • Old Debarkation Point
  • Old One-room School House
  • Plantation Tabby Ruins
  • First Freedom Village Historic Marker

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Hours and Location

Pick Up Location
70 Honey Horn Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC
Monday - Sunday
8:00am - 5:00pm