Myrtle Beach Landmarks and Monuments
(Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - SC, USA)
Myrtle Beach isn't known for its abundance of historic monuments and memorials, however, there are a few interesting landmarks, monuments and homes dotted around the area that are worthy of a visit. With its coastal location, Myrtle Beach boasts two significant lighthouses that overlook the Atlantic waters, while there are also a number of former plantation homes that are open for public viewing.
Other landmarks in the Myrtle Beach area include American sculptress, Anna Hyatt Huntington's house, which is now a National Historic Landmark.
Address: 16148 Ocean Highway, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina SC, 29576, USA
Tel: +1 843 237 4440
The historic home of American sculptress, Anna Hyatt Huntington, and her husband, Archer Milton Huntington, is open for public viewing. Situated at Huntington Beach, the National Historic Landmark resembles buildings that can be found along the Spanish Mediterranean coast, with the Moorish influence being evident in the house's architecture.
Open hours: Saturday to Thursday - 06:00 to 18:00, Friday - 06:00 to 20:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts for seniors and children, children under five free
Address: Light Keepers Village, Cogulna Harbor, Little River, South Carolina SC, USA
This impressive black and white striped structure was built in 1985 as a landmark and to honor South Carolina governors. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, the facsimile lighthouse is easy to access from highway 17. The observation tower at Governor's Lighthouse provides stunning views of the surrounding coastline.
Open hours: daily
Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
Address: 1950 Rutledge Road, McClellanville, South Carolina SC, 29458, USA
Tel: +1 843 546 9361
Not far south along the coast from Myrtle Beach is Hampton Plantation, formerly a rice plantation in the 18th and 19th centuries. Built around 1750, the kitchen building sits next to the Georgian-style mansion and is surrounded by oak trees and camellia gardens. A tour of the mansion reveals interesting facts about Lowcountry rice culture as well as history from the times when the house was used as a working plantation. The grounds and nearby Wambaw Creek are also impressive.
Open hours: Thursday to Monday - 11:00 to 16:00
Admission: grounds free, house charge, discounts for seniors and children
Myrtle Beach State Park Pier
Address: 4401 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina SC, 29575, USA
Tel: +1 843 238 5325
Only 3 miles / 5 km south of Myrtle Beach, the Myrtle Beach State Park Pier offers park visitors a chance to enjoy fishing in picturesque surrounds. Complete with a tackle shop, the pier is a fisherman's paradise and is also a great viewing spot for the abundant birdlife that lives here.
Open hours: daily - 06:00 to 22:00
Admission: park entry charge, discount for seniors and children