Top Historical Sites to Visit Near Pawleys Island

Day trips to historical sites and landmarks near Pawleys Island are highlights of family getaways at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Charming coastal towns offer many sightseeing opportunities for families and couples wanting to explore noteworthy destinations and enjoy cultural experiences in and around Pawleys Island. If you’re looking for new itinerary ideas, these historic landmarks are some of the most fascinating sites near Litchfield Beach Resort.

Huntington Beach State Park

For an entire day of family fun and natural exploration, visit Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, a short five-minute drive from Litchfield Beach Resort. This historic park features a nature center with a variety of educational programs for families, and fascinating interpretive trails. The landscape offers a mix of forest, marshland, and beach, so this spot is an excellent place to learn, play, and spend quality time together.

Atalaya Castle

Litchfield Beach Resort is one of the best places to stay near Atalaya Castle, a fascinating historic landmark nestled within Huntington Beach State Park. The castle is conveniently only 3.5 miles from Litchfield Beach Resort. Take a self-led tour to see the visually stunning courtyards and artwork inside the Moorish-style castle that was once the winter home of philanthropist Archer Huntington and sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington.

Brookgreen Gardens

History, nature, and art collide at this fascinating historical site 4 miles from Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Brookgreen Gardens is one of several historic places connected to the Huntingtons, who bought the property to create a retreat from the world. Stroll the serene, landscaped paths, view the gallery exhibits, tour the Lowcountry History Center, and see the animals at the Lowcountry Zoo. If you don’t have time to do it all in one day, your admission is good for 7 consecutive days, so you can return from Litchfield Beach Resort later during your stay.

Pawleys Island Historic District

Known for its pristine beaches and Southern charm, the Pawleys Island historic district is a worthwhile adventure for architecture lovers, history buffs, and anyone wanting a relaxing day out. Though this area is only 7 miles from Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, it feels like another world. The meticulously restored historic cottages in Pawleys Island complement the slower pace and easy-feeling atmosphere perfectly. Stop by the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops to find a souvenir of your adventure to this quaint village.

Historic Georgetown

Drive 20 minutes from Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort to historic Georgetown, a beautiful city with a history dating back to the 17th century. The town is home to 50 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, from plantations to municipal buildings. Stroll shops and boutiques on Front Street, and enjoy lunch by the waterfront.

Gullah Museum

The Gullah Museum is a worthy stop in downtown Georgetown, South Carolina. This fascinating historic attraction sits about 16 miles from Litchfield Beach Resort. Tour the one-room museum that showcases the arts and crafts, food, music, and language of the Gullah Geechee people. Sought-after Gullah O’oman Story Quilts that depict the Carolina Lowcountry in beautiful folk art are highlights of this museum that you won’t soon forget.

Hopsewee Plantation

The Hopsewee Plantation National Historic Landmark is a short 13-mile drive from Front Street in Georgetown, making this a great stop during your day trip. This plantation welcomes visitors for historic home tours, Gullah Geechee presentations, and other educational programs. Established circa 1740, this property was once one of the South’s most prominent plantations and is the birthplace of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. To make the most of the 30-mile drive from Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, visit the tearoom to enjoy savory treats and English tea, or make a reservation for Wine by the River to spend a little extra time at the picturesque, romantic waterfront.

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History Lessons Begin at Litchfield

Enjoy luxurious lodging within reach of the historic Lowcountry when you choose Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort for your next getaway. Treat yourself to comfortable accommodations and fantastic oceanfront amenities at one of the most tranquil resorts around. It’s hard to imagine that tennis courts, restaurants, and a waterpark are nestled among these lush green surroundings, but this beautiful destination has it all. Book your stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort today to make your next visit to Pawleys Island one for the history books.

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