The Lowcountry is famous for its award-winning beaches, legendary golf and tennis, and amazing water sports, but did you know that it is also an area rich in history? Significant landmarks from the Revolutionary War, Antebellum, and Civil War Eras abound in the towns of Hilton Head, Bluffton, and Beaufort. If you’re a history buff or just want something a little more off the beaten path on your vacation, check out these resources. For history on Hilton Head, visit heritagelib.org to schedule a tour of the Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum. You will see the gravesites of 4 Revolutionary War heroes, you will also see the island’s oldest structure, and much more. Also available is a tour of historic Fort Mitchel named for the General who was integral in shaping Hilton Head History. Both tours feature costumed tour guides that really bring history to life. Looking for more on the history of Old Town Bluffton? Head to historicblufftonsc.com for a wealth of information including details on how to take a guided tour with audio that will take you past Antebellum homes and historic churches. You can also do a self-guided tour if you prefer. Maps are available on the Hayward House back porch 24/7. Beaufort is the second oldest town in South Carolina. Established in 1711 it sits on Port Royal Island, one of 65 islands that make up Beaufort County and it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. There is much to see and do in this little gem of the south…including a visit to some places they say may be haunted! Go to cityofbeaufort.org for the scoop. Who knows, you might just leave your vacation a bit smarter than you were when you got here! P.S. We’ll take a look at Savannah and Charleston soon! Subscribe to stay in touch.