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Public Day at the Barnwell Site

  • Squire Pope Road Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926 United States (map)

The Barnwell archaeology site is a tabby ruins dating to the antebellum period that was part of the 19th century Cotton Hope Plantation. Excavations aim to determine the date of the structure’s construction and the structure’s use, especially how enslaved African Americans were involved.

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10 am to 2 pm, professional archaeologists from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Heritage Trust Program will join principal investigator, Dr. Kimberly Cavanagh, to talk about the excavations at the site and the role of the site in the larger history of the island. Activities will be planned for all ages.

These educational opportunities were made possible by funding from Mr. Thomas Barnwell, Jr., University of South Carolina Beaufort, South Carolina Humanities, Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, and South Carolina Archaeology Public Outreach Division (SCAPOD).

To access the site:

To access the site, drive down Squire Pope Road to the traffic circle. Take the first right off of the traffic circle and turn right into the first driveway.