Near Murrells Inlet in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ever Changing. Simply Amazing.
Thousands of acres in the Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve are rich with evidence of the great rice plantations of the 1800s. Winner of the 2011 South Carolina Heritage Tourism Award, Brookgreen Gardens brings to life important historical elements of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Programs are available by foot, by boat, or deep into the Preserve by overland vehicle.
The Lowcountry Trail depicts archaeological digs that reveal the remains of three structures. Interpretive panels provide insights of the lives of the plantation owner, the overseer, and the enslaved Africans.
At Brookgreen Gardens, visitors don’t just tour a luxurious garden and view world-renowned sculpture, they relive history.
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“Rice mill chimney built by enslaves Africans on Laurel Hill Plantation, circa 1840” • A portrait of Anna Hyatt Huntington • “Hammond Heyward, a local brick mason, walks down the windswept Live Oak Avenue of Brookgreen Plantation in 1930. In the distance, the wall of the new sculpture garden is under construction.
Location. 33° 31.241′ N, 79° 5.608′ W. Marker is near Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of William Alston Loop and Joshua Ward Road. You must pay to enter the gardens to see the marker. It is “beyond the garden” in the courtyard of the Wall Lowcountry Center, near the entrance to Lowcountry Exhibit Auditorium. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1931 Brookgreen Garden Drive, Murrells Inlet SC 29576, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured Washington’s Visit (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington Allston (approx. ¼ mile away); Brookgreen Plantation (approx. ¼ mile away); Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. ¼ mile away); Joseph Alston (approx. ¼ mile away); Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hot and Hot Fish Club (approx. 2½ miles away); Murrells Inlet Boat Captains (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murrells Inlet.
More about this marker. There is a per person fee to enter the gardens. It grants the bearer access for seven consecutive days.
Also see . . . Gulla Geechee Programs at Brookgreen Gardens. This page includes a video describing the plantations and its enslaved inhabitants. (Submitted on October 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Categories. • African Americans • Agriculture • Arts, Letters, Music •
More. Search the internet for Brookgreen Gardens.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 27, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.