North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
Groups meeting in Hilton Head can book
a tour to experience the unique culture of
the Gullah Geechee people, descendants of
captive Africans brought to the region from
During a tour, lead by someone of Gullah
heritage, groups will learn about Gullah
cuisine, music, craft making and more as
they travel through Hilton Head’s Gullah
At the midway point on the tour, groups
are allowed time to stroll along the Atlantic
Heritage Green, Greenville
Heritage Green is a popular cultural des-
tination featuring Little Theatre and the
Greenville County Museum of Art (GCMA),
where group tours can be arranged.
According to Paula Angermeier, the mu-
seum’s head of communications, GCMA is
home to the world’s largest public collec-
tion of watercolors by Andrew Wyeth, as
well as an impressive collection by South
Carolina native Jasper Johns.
Heritage Green is situated within walking distance from downtown Greenville’s
picturesque Main Street, where hungry
attendees will find plenty of restaurants,
including the group-friendly Roost and
Larkin’s on the River.
Historic Brattonsville, McConnells
Historic Brattonsville is a Revolutionary
War site and plantation that today acts as a
living-history destination where costumed
interpreters present activities of yore,
including old farming techniques.
According to Marie Cheek, commu-
nity relations coordinator for Culture &
Heritage Museums of York County, visiting
groups are often interested in taking a tour
to learn about early American colonial life
including cooking, traditional art forms
and African-American culture.
“Bring your walking shoes and a picnic
lunch to explore 800 acres and experience
living history on a Carolina backcountry
plantation,” she said.
The site features more than 30 colonial
and antebellum structures, including
Hightower Hall, which is available for luncheons, evening receptions and interactive
HIGHTOWER HALL, HISTORIC BRATTONSVILLE, MCCONNELLS
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE MUSEUM, COLUMBIA
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