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Fort Howell

Beach City Road and Dillon Road, Hilton Head, SC
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Nice Historical stop

This was a quick 30 min stop, to stand right at Fort Howell. To think of the soldiers that served... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ben G
via mobile
hard to visualize

Riding past and decided to stop in. Interesting historic fort made primarily of earthworks. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MaryKop
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Beach City Road and Dillon Road, Hilton Head, SC
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a quick 30 min stop, to stand right at Fort Howell. To think of the soldiers that served here. They never had to fight, but they stood their post. Neat.

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Riding past and decided to stop in. Interesting historic fort made primarily of earthworks. The history of the fort was interesting, in that it was created to primarily serve the slave/freedmen community nearby. Constructed to essentially big dirt hills with a moat--hard to visualize it--would...More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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
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
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
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...More

1  Thank karibu372
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 1 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
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
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...More

Thank Gray W
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