Edisto Beach Shell Mound

Edisto Beach State Park is on Edisto Island, one of the largest of the sea islands in the Carolinas and Georgia. The Spanish Mount, known locally as the “Indian Mound”, is a large shell mound along Scotts Creek, reachable on a trail through the woods. The mound has been dated to around 2,000 B.C. and […]

Santee Indian Mound

Santee National Wildlife Refuge was established on May 5, 1941 to alleviate the loss of natural waterfowl and wildlife habitat caused by the construction of hydro-electric projects on the Santee and Cooper Rivers. Stretching for eighteen miles along the northern shore of Lake Marion, the refuge protects 15,095 acres within the upper coastal plain region […]

Sea Pines Shell Ring Trail

Discovered by English sea captain William Hilton in 1663, Hilton Head Island boasts some of the most luxurious accommodations in the country. While on Hilton Head Island, you may wish to explore the Indian shell ring at Sea Pines Forest Preserve. The ring is believed to have been built around the same time as the […]

Magnolia Plantation Mound

Pre-Civil War, the banks of the Ashley River were the site of many fine plantations. A number are open to the general public today, including the magnificent Magnolia Plantation, located ten miles north of Charleston. The plantation includes a former 125 acre rice field waterfowl refuge, a petting zoo, biblical garden, enclosed Barbados tropical garden, […]

Santa Elena Mission Archaeological Site

Located on Parris Island, South Carolina, Santa Elena, the capital of Spanish La Florida, represents the earliest European occupation of South Carolina and one of the earliest European settlements of North America north of Mexico. St. Augustine, Florida, a military outpost, was begun a year earlier than Santa Elena. It was here that both the French […]

Sewee Shell Ring Trail

The Sewee Center showcases the unique heritage and natural history of South Carolina’s lowcountry. Jointly operated by the USDA Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the 9,000 square foot facility exhibits hands-on interpretive displays on the unique and valuable ecosystems of the forest and refuge. In addition, Sewee Visitor Center features tourist information […]

Spartanburg Art Museum

The Spartanburg Art Museum occasionally features exhibits of Native American themed art. Check out their events and current exhibitions pages to see what is currently on exhibit.  Back to Map of South Carolina Indian Sites Internal Links:   External Links: SpartanburgArtMuseum.org

South Carolina Institute of Archaeology

The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA) was established in 1963 as a University of South Carolina research institute and a State cultural resource management agency. As the latter, it serves as the main State agency concerned with South Carolina’s Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology, and its discovery, study, revelation, and official safekeeping at […]

Pickens County Museum

Public, nonprofit educational institution whose purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the artifacts, antiquities and archival, cultural and natural history of the County and surrounding geographic region. The Museum Shop offers the work of more than 100 local and regional fine, traditional and folk artisans that represents the artistic spectrum of our unique […]

Ninety-Six Historic Site

The Ninety Six National Historic Site is an area of unique historical significance. The unusual name was given by early traders in the 1700’s because they mistakenly believed it was the estimated number of miles to the Cherokee village of Keowee in the upper South Carolina foothills. By the mid-1700’s, European colonists found it a […]

Lexington County Museum

The Lexington County Museum, founded in 1970, offers a rare and unforgettable experience – the chance to see and touch a way of life gone forever. Structures and furnishings focus on the early history of Lexington County and interpret the everyday lives of its residents from ca. 1770 until the Civil War. The Museum complex, […]

Marlboro Historical Museum

Housed in a 1902 Victorian dwelling, this site was the former family homes of Dr. John Frank Kinney and his son, Dr. Prentiss M. Kinney. Donated to the Marlborough Historical Society in 1997, the museum features many exhibits including a Victorian parlor, Indian artifacts, farm implements and tools, military, textiles, and children’s toy room. A […]

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