Learn more about Civil War soldiers’ lives on Hilton Head Island

The Heritage Library hosts guided tours of Fort Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation at 10 a.m. Thursdays.

The tour takes participants back to when the coastal fort’s artillery defended the headquarters of the Federal Department of the South, according to a press release. It covers the origin, construction and operation of the fort as well as the soldiers’ life during the Union occupation of Hilton Head Island during the Civil War.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for children 7-12. Children younger than 7 are not allowed on the tour.

Details: 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org


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