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Visiting from Columbia, Maryland

Visited the park and it was so lovely. Next time we will bring chairs and stay for a while. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patricia D
Baltimore, Maryland
So beautiful!

We went to walk the beach and see the wildlife and we weren't disappointed. The tide was on the... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Deean H
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229 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926-2705
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the park and it was so lovely. Next time we will bring chairs and stay for a while. The Beach side was so clean.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We went to walk the beach and see the wildlife and we weren't disappointed. The tide was on the way out and we were able to see hermit crabs, jellyfish, horseshoe crabs, small sand crabs, all sorts of birds and fishes. Lots of pretty shells...More

Thank Deean H
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

My, my, my.... this is a hidden gem to say the least! First you start the walk down a mulch path covered with trees. If it was for locals directing me I would have thought I was lost. We arrived t the beach duringlow tide...More

Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Before our visit to Hilton Head I read some reviews and envisioned something more, perhaps this review of "average" is due to my mis-perception. Great view from the pier, but the location lacked signage. We just didn't know where to go or where to find...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

We shared a picnic lunch in a gazebo over the marsh. Was intrigued by a nearby beach we could sight. Did not get to go that way.

Thank FionaSue
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We happened upon an archeological dig. We were given a mini complimentary lecture. Very cool. Beautiful.

Thank ChristinaCatLvr
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Mitchelville Freedom Park is preserving a little known slice of African American History - it is the first self-governed town of former enslaved people in the United States. Formed in 1862, before the emancipation proclamation, Mitchelville became a town entirely governed by formerly enslaved people...More

Thank kirhot
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We stumbled across Mitchelville Freedom Park while exploring after our Fish Haul Park trip. A nice parking area with restrooms is available. There is a nice mat for easy access to the beach on the sound. There is usually muck or mud to get by...More

Thank WalterCath
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We came during low tide and were thrilled to see AMAZING shells, blue crabs, and hermit craps in the damp sand. The water, while a bit far out, was clean and warm. The beach was beautiful white sands with tons of shells. We LOVE this...More

Thank tanaw0226
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Took my two little boys 4 and 7. They had a blast exploring the replicas and checking out the dock with tons and tons of little crabs to watch! The main trail is a beautiful walk under the natural canopy all the way to the...More

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torri c
21 September 2017|
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Response from 4dealchic | Reviewed this property |
Yes but not sand dollars or shells with live animals in them.
Janet L
12 April 2015|
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Response from Joanne C |
Dogs are allowed on leash only. During the Summer months dogs are not allowed between 8am & 5pm....Memorial Day week-end through Labour Day week-end.