Welcome to the community information website about Atalaya Castle in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina! Here, you’ll find information about the annual festival that happens every year, the history of the Castle and other area information. If you are looking for a fun and quirky place to visit just outside of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, you can’t go wrong with a day trip to Atalaya Castle.
Year after year, Broadway at the Beach stands alone as by far the most popular tourist destination in the entire Myrtle Beach area. With its great location, convenient parking and wide range of outstanding activities for visitors of all ages, it's the perfect place to make magical memories of your own.
Brookgreen Gardens is a unique melding of art, nature, and history.
Since its founding in 1931, by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, Brookgreen has been a cultural center for our community.
We hope residents and visitors will take pride in the fact that in their midst is one of America’s premier gardens and one of a few select places in the United States to have earned accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums as well as being designated a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Everyday, Brookgreen offers a selection of tours, programs, and exhibits for all ages. You may stroll through the gardens on a guided tour or explore these beautiful spaces on your own. Each season, new exhibitions and special events make Brookgreen Gardens...Ever Changing. Simply Amazing.
Welcome to Floyd Fine Arts - Formerly known as Cheryl Newby Gallery
Visitors will find us in one of America’s most historic and scenic coastal resorts, Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Now in our 40th year, we offer our patrons fine art in a variety of styles and media. We limit our artists and offerings to those who have achieved a high level of accomplishment reflected in their distinctive style. Paintings, sculpture, and ceramics are among the offerings.
"The world of art can seem intimidating and inaccessible. So many different styles, and genres, and artists, figuring out where to start can seem daunting. But we’ve got you. Let’s go exploring together!
Muskets, marshland, rice, rivers, and revolution. What do these seemingly unrelated subjects have in common? The Georgetown County Museum offers fascinating connections between these and many other facets of life that span almost 300 years of American history lived out in the daily lives of the citizens of Georgetown, South Carolina. This colonial town has seen it all, and we keep the spirit of each era in our heritage alive with the many displays and exhibits found here in the Museum.
The Georgetown County Historical Society operates the Museum. Our mission is to preserve and promote the history of Georgetown County from its origins to the present, providing perspective on the past and a legacy for the future.
Old Market Building, also known as The Rice Museum, is a historic public market building located at Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina. It was built in 1832–1835, and is a one-story, Classical Revival temple-form building on a high arcaded base.
Preserving Memories Since 1980
Gray Man Gallery is celebrating forty two years as a custom frame shop and art gallery in Pawleys Island! We’re known for our excellent customer service, attention to detail, and our selection of exquisite local artwork. Founded by local artist Vida Miller in 1980, the Gray Man Gallery is the largest and most experienced custom framer on the south end of the Grand Strand. We feature gifts, books, original artwork, and prints by a number of talented Lowcountry artists.
Located in the southern Santee Delta region, Hampton Plantation State Historic Site is home to the remote, final remnants of a colonial-era rice plantation. The plantation now serves as an interpretive site for the system of slavery and rice cultivation in the region from the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. The property also tells the story of the freed people who made their homes in the Santee Delta region for generations after emancipation.
Visitors can explore the mansion to learn how it was constructed and changed over time from the early 18th century. The kitchen building and the unearthed foundation of one of the slave dwellings show the disparity between the lifestyles of the planters and the enslaved.
The plantation grounds include walking trails through pine forest, views of Wambaw Creek, and the remains of rice fields that once stretched as far as the eye could see. Hampton inspired the works of South Carolina’s first poet laureate, Archibald Rutledge—the last private owner of the house, who lived there until 1969. The site is a National Historic Landmark.
Hobcaw Barony is a 16,000 acres tract on a peninsula called Waccamaw Neck between the Winyah Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in Georgetown County, South Carolina. Much of Hobcaw Barony is south of US Highway 17.
Hopsewee Plantation, also known as the Thomas Lynch, Jr., Birthplace or Hopsewee-on-the-Santee, is a plantation house built in 1735 near Georgetown, South Carolina. It was the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and served as a Lowcountry rice plantation.
A sweeping Grand Strand beach, pristine and wide open, stands as one of the most recognizable South Carolina landmarks. Revel in sea-breeze camping, the finest surf fishing South Carolina has to offer and some of the top bird-watching on the East Coast. That’s not all Huntington Beach State Park has to offer.
There are also South Carolina landmarks such as Atalaya, the picturesque, Moorish-style winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, philanthropist and sculptor, respectively, who left the park and adjacent Brookgreen Gardens as their legacy.
Nature lovers also will enjoy the park’s wide variety of programming, including the chance to see loggerhead turtles and other endangered plant and animal species up close. The park’s freshwater lake is a sure-fire place to see alligators and sometimes even a mink or two.
Art lovers, meanwhile, flock by the thousands to the prestigious, juried Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival held each September in and around the former home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington.
Island Art Gallery provides service to both the private and corporate collector and present contemporary as well as traditional art that is accessible and affordable to the novice collector as well as established art connoisseurs.
From Pottery Barn to White House Black Market and all the unique boutiques in between, there's fun for everyone with cool restaurants, bowling, movies, a day spa and exciting family events all year round! We look forward to seeing you at The Market Common!
Murrells Inlet is legendary! It’s the place where hushpuppies were perfected, where Blackbeard and other pirates of the high seas stashed their ill-gotten booty. It’s the place where local and visitor alike have reported the chance meeting with one of the Inlet’s local ghosts. History in our community began writing itself long before this area was officially named Murrells Inlet by the post office in 1913. The origin of this name remains a mystery with theories resting in passed-down legends of pirates and fishermen and incomplete records of landowners, plats and maps.
Our history includes Native American tribes, 16th-century Spanish explorers and English colonists. By the 1800s successful rice plantations were producing almost 47 million pounds of rice and were more successful than the tobacco and cotton plantations of the Southeast.
People who summered in Murrells Inlet in the 1800s generally traveled by steamboat and docked at the Wachesaw River Landing. The river steamboats were known for excellent food and many of the steamboats’ cooks settled in Murrells Inlet, giving the area a reputation for savory cuisine long ago.
The original school opened in 1932 and served African-American students in the Myrtle Beach area for more than 20 years. The original building fell into disrepair and plans for a new road were planned so Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc. donated a site nearby and the new "old" school was rebuilt and opened in 2006 with cooperation from the city of Myrtle Beach and former students of the school.
Our beautiful quaint chapel sits on the marsh side of Pawleys Island. During the summer months, visiting ministers hold non-denominational services each Sunday from the first Sunday in June to the last Sunday in August at 10:00 am. The formal name of this church is the Pawleys Island House of Worship, commonly known as the Chapel. The small sanctuary has beautiful views and is a wonderful place to celebrate marriages, baptisms, and other special occasions.
There’s plenty of a great attractions, restaurants and golf in Pawleys Island, but one activity which simply cannot be overlooked in our area is shopping. The Pawleys Island area is home to several top-notch shopping centers filled with unique art, apparel, housewares and much more. The most famous of all these shopping areas is the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops, the birthplace of the world-renowned Pawleys Island rope hammock — a device which has long been heralded by beach bums everywhere as the epitome of relaxation devices. In addition to the Original Pawleys Island Hammock Shop, the Hammock Shops village also holds a variety of more than 20 specialty stores, places to eat and even a playground and toy shop for the kids.
The Harbor Historical Association of Georgetown has committed to create the South Carolina Maritime Museum on the waterfront in downtown historic Georgetown. HHA is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) group which began in 1996 with a mission to preserve and promote the maritime history of Georgetown County and South Carolina.
Join us for live community theater or academy award winning movies. We are located in beautiful downtown Historic Georgetown. There are plenty of stores and restaurants to enjoy before or after a show. Make it a full fun filled day.
While you are waiting for your tour to begin enjoy our gift shop. Then embark on an adventure aboard our blue and white tram and hear authentic history spanning almost 300 years. Enjoy Southern hospitality at its best as we drive by early homes, public buildings and many other points of interest. Visit inside one of our historic churches. We will even tell a ghost story or two. Catch us on the blue and white tram - the oldest tour in town.
That’s the word for “Welcome” in the Gullah language created by enslaved Africans brought to the Sea Islands off South Carolina during Colonial times. So Hunnah to the Gullah Museum! We’re located in historic downtown Georgetown, South Carolina. The Gullah Museum offers presentations on Gullah Geechee history, crop cultivation, animal husbandry, distinctive arts, crafts, foodways, music, style of worship, naming practices, and language. Please note that there will be a companion animal, a small dog, on the premises.
The late Vermelle "Bunny" Smith Rodrigues founded the Gullah Museum with her husband, Andrew Rodrigues, JD. A native of Georgetown, Bunny was an artist, advocate, storyteller, historian, and Gullah Geechee elder, who traveled around the United States giving lectures, presentations, and hands-on learning experiences on Gullah Geechee history and culture. Although children of her generation were shamed for speaking Gullah or being Gullah Geechee, she was proud of both and instilled that in her children.