We are camping down the road from this historic site and an important piece of African American history. This site is on the National Historic register.
Here is a description from the Beaufort S.C visitor bureau.
"With its abundant farms and shrimp docks, St. Helena Island, just 5 miles east of Beaufort, offers visitors a glimpse into rural Low-country life past and present. St. Helena is home to the Penn Center, one of the first schools for the children of freed slaves the location of a small rural cottage, where Martin Luther King, Jr. drafted his famous “I have a dream speech”.
After visiting the Penn Center we were moved and felt inspired by the culture of the Gullah/Geechee people.
There are 15 historic buildings and structures on the Penn Center Campus, and over 50 acres of beautiful live oak trees leading to a expansive salt marsh
|Salt Marsh behind the Penn Ctr.|
|Penn Center St. Helena S.C.|
This area is a must see, for all people not just African Americans, so much culture, art and history.
Designated by Congress in 2006, the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. Which includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia.
Stay tuned for more of this historic area.
The Camping Consultants