Walk through the history of Daufuskie Island

Everything You Need To Learn About Daufuskie Island

Preserving the Island’s Historical and
Cultural Heritage

The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation is a 501(C)3 organization founded in 2001, which seeks to preserve the history and culture of Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. To further public knowledge and appreciation of the area, we took the effort to:

  • Acquire and Restore Historic Buildings
  • Established an Island History Museum
  • Created a Self-Guided Trail of Historic Island Sites
  • Began an Island History Archive Center

History Museum

The museum’s collection reflects the history of Daufuskie Island from its pre-Colonial days through the mid-20th century.

Highlights include the following:

  • A Copy of the Original Land Grant From England's King George II to Dave and Francis Mongin in 1735
  • An Early 19th Century Family Bible
  • A Restored 1890s Organ
  • An Eleven-and-a-Half-Foot Stuffed Alligator
  • Coins
  • Military Buttons
  • Indian Arrowheads and Photographs Dating Back to Plantation Days

Events

Business Hours

Come visit the Museum and learn more about the history of the island

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm.

Upcoming Events

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Volunteer Opportunities

Be one of our dedicated volunteers to help us with the staffing of the museum!

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Explore the Island’s History

The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation is committed to providing you with everything you need to learn about the island. Browse our History page to read more about the area.