Building From What They Began

From the moment you round the first bend onto Honey Horn you can almost imagine the stories come to life. From the Barn to the Supervisor's House, what the original families and communities discovered and built on these grounds continues to influence today's explorers, and inspire new generations to care for the lowcountry.

Uncover history for yourself. See the faces, hear the stories, step out into the land and leave with a fresh perspective, new understanding, and a personal ownership of writing Hilton Head's next chapter with all you've discovered.

The historical elements of Honey Horn are every thing and every one who has been here -- your experience is where we're going next.

Building From What They Began

From the moment you round the first bend onto Honey Horn you can almost imagine the stories come to life. From the Barn to the Supervisor's House, what the original families and communities discovered and built on these grounds continues to influence today's explorers, and inspire new generations to care for the lowcountry.

Uncover history for yourself. See the faces, hear the stories, step out into the land and leave with a fresh perspective, new understanding, and a personal ownership of writing Hilton Head's next chapter with all you've discovered.

The historical elements of Honey Horn are every thing and every one who has been here -- your experience is where we're going next.

DISCOVERY
HOUSE

Named for being the gateway to your experience of Discovery at historic Honey Horn, we invite you to begin your journey at the oldest building on the property: the Discovery House. Dating back to 1859, this structure houses both permanent exhibits and one of kind temporary exhibitions that focus on the South Carolina Lowcountry’s natural history and cultural heritage. In addition to visiting the Museum Gift Shop, The Kids’ Zone (a children’s learning space), and accessing the community meeting room, guests can pick up a map of the property and information on our exhibits, walks, talks, and tours.

DISCOVERY HOUSE

Named for being the gateway to your experience of Discovery at historic Honey Horn, we invite you to begin your journey at the oldest building on the property: the Discovery House. Dating back to 1859, this structure houses both permanent exhibits and one of kind temporary exhibitions that focus on the South Carolina Lowcountry’s natural history and cultural heritage. In addition to visiting the Museum Gift Shop, The Kids’ Zone (a children’s learning space), and accessing the community meeting room, guests can pick up a map of the property and information on our exhibits, walks, talks, and tours.

SUPERVISOR'S HOUSE
DISCOVERY LAB

Construction for the second oldest structure on site, the Supervisor’s House, was started just before the turn of the 20th century by William Clyde, the owner of Honey Horn at that time. The house was occupied by the property’s supervisor, J. E. Lawrence and his family. Stabilized and raised out of the flood plain, this building was renovated and opened as the Discovery Lab in the fall of 2016, where it’s actively used today for educational programming, classes, family activities, and more!

SUPERVISOR'S HOUSE
DISCOVERY LAB

Construction for the second oldest structure on site, the Supervisor’s House, was started just before the turn of the 20th century by William Clyde, the owner of Honey Horn at that time. The house was occupied by the property’s supervisor, J. E. Lawrence and his family. Stabilized and raised out of the flood plain, this building was renovated and opened as the Discovery Lab in the fall of 2016, where it’s actively used today for educational programming, classes, family activities, and more!

POLE
BARN

As you step up to the “Hack Family Equipment Shed,” built in the early 1950s to store farming and timber equipment, you find remnants of that era including a hay baler that has a tree grown around it. The surprise ‘artifact’ here is the 400-pound cowling of an Atlas V rocket that washed up on a Hilton Head beach in 2010! Learn about its payload from the interpretive label in this structure that’s known today as the Pole Barn.

POLE BARN

As you step up to the “Hack Family Equipment Shed,” built in the early 1950s to store farming and timber equipment, you find remnants of that era including a hay baler that has a tree grown around it. The surprise ‘artifact’ here is the 400-pound cowling of an Atlas V rocket that washed up on a Hilton Head beach in 2010! Learn about its payload from the interpretive label in this structure that’s known today as the Pole Barn.

HORSE
BARN

The Horse Barn was one of many buildings added in the 1930s by Honey Horn owners Landon K. Thorne and Alfred Lee Loomis. In 2010, just two years after being renovated by the Coastal Discovery Museum, it became the onsite stable for Marsh Tacky horses – South Carolina’s State Heritage Horse. “Comet” is the Marsh Tacky horse currently stabled at the barn in the evening, with his roommate “Hawk,” who is retired from the local equine therapy organization Heroes on Horseback. Come by and look for Comet out in the nearby pasture during the day.

HORSE BARN

The Horse Barn was one of many buildings added in the 1930s by Honey Horn owners Landon K. Thorne and Alfred Lee Loomis. In 2010, just two years after being renovated by the Coastal Discovery Museum, it became the onsite stable for Marsh Tacky horses – South Carolina’s State Heritage Horse. “Comet” is the Marsh Tacky horse currently stabled at the barn in the evening, with his roommate “Hawk,” who is retired from the local equine therapy organization Heroes on Horseback. Come by and look for Comet out in the nearby pasture during the day.

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