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Fort Mitchel

65 Skull Creek Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29926-1305
+1 843-686-6560
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This area was very quiet. We did not see anyone on the trails. The fort is gone. There are signs... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mike S
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Research History Prior to Visit

Fort Mitchel (one L) played a key role as the Federals won the Civil War, and we are pleased to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SavantIII_11
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Centerville, Ohio
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“civil war” (16 reviews)
“day pass” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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65 Skull Creek Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29926-1305
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+1 843-686-6560
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Reviewed yesterday

This area was very quiet. We did not see anyone on the trails. The fort is gone. There are signs that explain a few things. Very pleasant place to walk around or sit. 20-30 minutes was fine for us.

1  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Mitchel (one L) played a key role as the Federals won the Civil War, and we are pleased to see that Fort Mitchel’s history is included in the local education curriculum. Research the history of Fort Mitchel prior to one’s visit. And enjoy fine...More

Thank SavantIII_11
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

Our freed men heritage is important to HHI. Fort Mitchel is an ideal venue to tell that story. At the moment it is still a work in progress, but worth the visit.

1  Thank fatz2fly
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Take a walk around the earthen ruins of Ft Mitchel and learn why it was built. The walk is less than 10-15 minutes

Thank Dan S
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

interesting area that has a short trail that shows how a Union Fort was built on the island. Informative signs show the earth works that protected a small Union base. there are a few cannons.

Thank Lori P
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

After learning about Fort Mitchel, we decided to check it out. There is a large parking area, some nice panels that explain the historic significance of the site, and the site itself that is across the road from the parking area and panels. The site...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2018

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
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Reviewed November 13, 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
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Reviewed October 30, 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
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Reviewed August 5, 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
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