One of the great things about a trip to Hilton Head is that there is something for everyone. The beach is there for you to kick back and relax, the bikes are there to go out and explore nature, and the museums and historical sites are there for learner, both young and old. The Hilton Head area is rich with tradition and history, particularly from the antebellum and post-Civil War eras. Fort Mitchel was an important piece in the Civil War, as one of four military forts in the Hilton Head area, built to contain and protect arms for the Confederate forces.

Interested in visiting and learning more about this site and the historic battle that took place there in 1862? Consider booking a tour! Here are a few details you need to know before you go.

Plan Ahead

Tours at the Fort will open up again on April 8, 2021. However, they are only open to eight people at a time, for the sake of social distancing, and only on Thursdays. So, give them a call to book a tour anytime from 10:30 on, then keep your Thursday open during your vacation.

Be Prepared

During your visit in the 2021 season, you will need to bring and wear a mask. Safety is still a high priority for the Heritage Society. However, keep in mind that you will be seeing costumed characters during reenactment scenes. They will be at a safe distance from you and your tour guide.

Find Out More

To help build your excitement for this tour, you may want to research a little about the role Fort Mitchel played in the war. Even if you don’t, you will learn plenty on your tour while you enjoy the beautiful surroundings that come with the territory of this rare historical site.


Vacation can be anything you want it to be. If you want to lie on the beach every day, you aren’t the only one! If you want to be up and moving around, you’ll find plenty to do on Hilton Head as well. But if you are ready for some brain stimulation, get your history on at Fort Mitchel!