I love the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Honey Horn is 69 acres owned by the Town of Hilton Head Island and run as the Coastal Discovery Museum.
There is plenty of parking. Then follow the sign to the Discovery House.
At Discovery House you can register for guided walks and find out the schedule of programs.
Here is a map of the grounds. Click to open it large enough to read.
This is an old map of Hilton Head Island with Honey Horn marked in red.
A demonstration of Sweetgrass Basket Making was going on when we last visited. There is an exhibit of the materials and techniques used to sew these Gullah baskets. There are often Sweetgrass basket artisans at the Coastal Discovery Museum. They have basket making classes if you want to try making your own.
The museum has exhibits about nature and the history of the area. It also has a hands-on Kids’ Zone.
This is just the hallway by the bathrooms. It used to be part of the old kitchen.
I just really love the display of old keys, dishes and things from when this was a home. The jams are one of the things they sell in the gift shop.
You can see a piece of a rocket at the Coastal Discovery Museum. It’s about 25 feet long and 14 feet wide.
May 22, 2010 a large piece of an Atlas V rocket washed up on a Hilton Head Island beach. It is the faring from a rocket that launched on April 22, 2010 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Instead of breaking up and sinking as expected, this piece caught a current and washed up at Palmetto Dunes on Hilton Head Island, over 550 miles away.
There are always programs and events. A sign out on William Hilton Parkway tells some of the things going on.
There is a Carnivorous Plant Garden, Heritage Crops Garden and a Camellia Garden with more than 120 varieties of camellias.
There are shell paths and educational boardwalks out into the salt marsh land.
You can also walk out to the other historic houses and barns from the 1930s. Throughout there are interpretive panels to tell more about what you are seeing.