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Culture and the Arts


Our first-time guests are encouraged to visit the Hilton Head Island Welcome Center and the Coastal Discovery Museum of Hilton Head, both located on the right soon after you've crossed the bridge onto the Island on U.S. 278 (William Hilton Parkway). Be sure to visit the Coastal Discovery Museum located on the second floor of the Welcome Center. The museum features historical and ecological exhibits of Hilton Head Island's colorful history and lush natural beauty and varied wildlife. The museum staff can tell you about upcoming environmental lectures and beach walks. You can also browse through the gift shop and make reservations for one of the historic or environmental tours hosted by the Museum.

Organizations of the Cultural Council sponsor many ongoing activities and events. For information or a calendar of events, call the Council at (843) 686-3945. If you're calling from outside the Hilton Head area, be sure to prefix the phone numbers listed below with the new area code: 843.

Located across from the Palmetto Dunes entrance is the Self Family Art Center, a theater for the performing arts. The phone number there is (843)842-ARTS.

Historic Sites

Audubon Newhall Preserve
Palmetto Bay Rd
50 acre preserve where native plantlife and many different species of birds have been identified.

Coastal Discovery Museum of Hilton Head
100 Wm. Hilton Pkwy.
Hilton Head Island, 689-6767
Mon - Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Sun 12 -4 pm
Guided beach and nature walks and historic tours and lectures.

Art Galleries on Hilton Head Island

Altermann & Morris Galleries
38 New Orleans Rd.,

An Artist's Touch
8 Archer Road

Bailey's Limited
147-D Lighthouse Rd.

Camelia Art
8 Pope Ave

Endangered Arts, Ltd.
841 William Hilton Pkwy.

Hilton Head Art League Gallery
Sea Pines Center

Island Ideas Gallery
800 Plantation Center

The John Stobart Gallery
149 Lighthouse Road

Low Country Collectibles
32 Palmetto Bay Road

Moonshell Art Gallery
Orleans Plaza, 341-3339

Pink House Gallery
133 Island Drive, 681-5169

Picture This
7 Lagoon Road, Suite 7

Red Piano Art Gallery
220 Cordillo Pkwy.

Tatler/Wexford Galleries
3 Northridge Plaza

Thum'prints Gallery

Trilogy Galleries
2-H Harbourside