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Mitchelville

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In 1862, shortly after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, the people of Mitchelville were busy creating a completely new, self-governed culture that would be the guidepost for generations to follow.
These new citizens built homes on neatly arranged streets, elected their own officials, developed laws, built an economy, and implemented mandatory education for their children. In fact, the reports of the success of Mitchelville were so glowing, that the famous Underground Railroad freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman, was sent to Hilton Head to see this bustling town, so she could share the story of Mitchelville’s self-governed success with future freedmen towns. 
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Situated on Hilton Head Island, SC, Mitchelville represents a jewel within the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor that forms the roots of the African-American’s contribution to the heritage of freedom in America.

Check out the Mitchelville Preservation Project and more information about Mitchelville by clicking here.

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