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Fort Mitchel

65 Skull Creek Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29926-1305
+1 843-686-6560
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Well worth a visit

The remains of this earthenwork-type fort are very well maintined and in a clean, safe... read more

Reviewed yesterday
McMurray, Pennsylvania
You learn something new everyday!

The history lesson you get from this small " historical park are" is amazing. If you are a civil... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Diane M
Cleveland, Ohio
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65 Skull Creek Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29926-1305
+1 843-686-6560
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Reviewed yesterday

The remains of this earthenwork-type fort are very well maintined and in a clean, safe neighborhood. There is a restaurant that shares the parking lot with the historic site, and so ample parking is certainly available. The pathways through the site are well-maintained with very...More

Thank 4_the_love_of_it
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The history lesson you get from this small " historical park are" is amazing. If you are a civil war or history buff or just like finding something new. This is the place. Doesnt take much time to go through and the nearby restaurant balcony...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 30 October 2017

History is very important. And history is important to Travelers. Port Royal Sound was a critical key to Union success against the Confederacy. 1,000+ slaves on Hilton Head Island were the first slaves to be freed in the Civil War. Visit Ft Mitchel for a...More

Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is a quiet park like historical site. There are markers telling visitors how the earthen works were used to defend the island during the Civil War.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Saw the sunset from the fort. Walked the grounds. Viewed the Bomb shelter. Nice place to visit. Lots of history.

1  Thank Keith M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Probably should have looked into it more before visiting... It is in a gated community, but if you tell the guards at the gate where you are heading, they will give you a day pass. It is basically just a few boards telling you about...More

Thank MarcsiB-B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Fort Mitchel after going through the gate house of a gated community. We told the security guard where we were going and he gave us a pass. Once we pulled up, we noticed the sign that said it was closed for repairs....More

1  Thank benrud3
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Neat little place tucked in a community. Have to go through security gate but very easy to access. Pretty views and markers to tell you about the history of the fort.

Thank Ashley E. M
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We were told by security that the fort was closed due to leaning trees. It is not clear when it will be reopened as cleanup from the October storm is still ongoing

Thank ncd0531
Reviewed 22 February 2017

While this Fort is in the gated community of Hilton Head Plantation, anyone can visit; just tell the folk at the gate where you are going and they will give you a pass and directions. Easier to access the fort from the gate off Skull...More

2  Thank U1568UAjeffreym
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