Mitchelville Freedom Park
- Address: 226 Beach City Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, USA, United States
Mitchelville was America’ first pre-war settlement for the black slaves who managed to escape the area plantations. Freedom Park is a historic site managed by some Hilton Head Island citizens in order to preserve the heritage of the location. The park is an attempt to commemorate the former slaves and features a covered gazebo, an observation platform, and kiosks that convey the historical story of Mitchelville through words and pictures. The place also aims to construct replica structures and conduct events and programs to educate people about the rich history. With picturesque wooded trails and informative signage, the park makes for an interesting visit.
Mitchelville Freedom Park Reviews & Ratings
When people said I needed to come here. THEY WERE RIGHT!! There’s so much history about this place. I love to see all the history, and what the freedman aka: Slaves has to do to get here. And what they had to go through when the lived here. It is truly a amazing historical place. And to see it in such good shape just makes me so proud. To see that they care so much about the history here. It really is “We’re Freedom began.” But all this begs the question. Where did they all go?
Wonderful, powerful, spiritual history! The ancestors were honored during Juneteenth 2019. Go visit. There's currently an archaeological dig as well. Those students have been doing some good work!
A significant place in America history that everyone should experience
Very interesting and important information is displayed. Finished, recreated historical buildings would be more appreciated since they lacked walls in the back. I also saw some people cutting fan palm leaves to take with them. Not good. Maybe signs are needed about not taking vegetation samples.
It's very beautiful. They are also doing an archeological dig and recreating Gullah historical sites.