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Address: Beach City Road and Dillon Road, Hilton Head, SC

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Amazing history

We stayed down the road from here and decided to ride our bikes to check it out. It's a neat little piece of history. It's a nice, short stroll that you will take you back to an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed down the road from here and decided to ride our bikes to check it out. It's a neat little piece of history. It's a nice, short stroll that you will take you back to an ugly place in U.S. history.

Thank RedneckAbroad
Centerville, Ohio
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2,527 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

´Tis a grand day. And Fort Howell provides interesting history. The slaves of Hilton Head were free prior to the Emancipation Proclamation. Fort Howell was an earthen works fort, and much of the fort has been reclaimed by nature. We recommend.

Thank SavantIII_11
dc metro area
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75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a small fort that was built using the dirt as walls so if you look carefully as you walk around you can see how the soldiers hid behind the slopes. It's a short walk, but interesting nevertheless.

Thank bbg130
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed what I got to read about the fort in the first few step, and I just happened to come while the artist was there working on the standing figure of General Howell. The fort itself is no longer there, but I was looking forward to a nice stroll. The path was closed off once you get to the... More 

1 Thank karibu372
Cincinnati, Ohio
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

For a quick stroll, enjoyed the local history and earthen mounds of a Civil War fort. I don't like reading a lot of historical signs, however these were short and just the right amount of info. it's just a 15-30 minute stop.

Thank LLK_12
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93 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Wife and I visited there and there was quite a bit of damage still there from the hurricane but it Looks like Hilton Head Area spends more time in taking care of its golf courses instead of taking care of its history.

Thank Tom C
Alexandria, Virginia
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75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We were out riding our bikes when we came across the fort. The signs give you a good appreciation for the history of the fort. Unfortunately, most of the trails are still closed due the hurricane.

1 Thank GaryFSingapore
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Fort Howell is still available but the entrance is being used by the debris restoration and hauling companies so your first impression will be less than satisfying. I am sure that it is being done with city permission but it is less than eye-appealing at this time. The Hilton Head Island Land Trust purchased Fort Howell in 1993 to ensure... More 

Thank Gray W
University Heights, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Remains of an 1864 earthen union fort. Good stop on the island bike trails. Very buggy with a few historical markers

Thank sanddsheppard
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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181 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Needs cleaned up. Was surprised to be able to walk on the earthen works because they are generally off limits to preserve them. Its small to see it up close because on paper it looks so much bigger

Thank YorkForrester

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