Historical Adventure View Sample Itinerary

Myrtle Beach Historical Adventure Vacations

Myrtle Beach is full of fun and attractions. For the history buff and for those who just want to learn some history and see historical places up close, the Myrtle Beach area is perfect for that too! Why not plan an extended weekend for a historical-themed vacation in the Myrtle Beach area? 

Some top nearby historical locations include:

  • Brookgreen Gardens
  • Atalaya
  • Georgetown
  • Hopsewee Plantation
  • Kaminski House Museum
  • Stewart-Parker House
  • Downtown Conway

You can even take a day trip down to nearby Charleston and explore all that city has to offer while making Myrtle Beach your homebase. Plus, you can enjoy some time at the beach too!

Myrtle Beach Historical Adventure Vacations: Itinerary

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  • Afternoon: Check into your resort
  • Dinner: TBonz Gill and Grill
  • Late Afternoon/Early Evening: Take a Combination Plantation and Sunset Beach Ride at Inlet Point Plantation in North Myrtle Beach (call ahead for horseback riding reservations)

Friday (Brookgreen Gardens)

  • Morning: Spend the day at Brookgreen Gardens and start off by exploring the Offner Sculpture Center and view sculptures in the garden such as Pegasus and Dionysus
  • Lunch: Old Kitchen at Brookgreen Gardens
  • Early Afternoon: Visit the Oaks Plantation and History Nature Trail (open noon until 3 p.m.; extra fee; you must ride on the Brookgreen Gardens tram to get to this trail)
  • Late Afternoon: Walk along The Trail Beyond the Garden Wall and visit the Lowcountry Center and stroll along the Lowcountry Trail where you can learn about the former plantation’s history and see archaeological remains
  • Dinner: Hot Fish Club in Murrells Inlet

Saturday (Georgetown)

  • Late Morning: Drive down to Georgetown and explore their historic downtown and check out Emma Marie’s Antique Shoppe and the Rice Museum
  • Lunch: Arrive at the Hopsewee Plantation in Georgetown, which dates back to 1740 (call ahead for tickets) then have lunch and tea in the River Oak Cottage
  • Afternoon: Take a tour of this National Historic Landmark, which includes a historical home
  • Later Afternoon: Tour the Kaminski House Museum and Stewart-Parker House (call ahead for exact times)
  • Dinner: Nosh in Pawleys Island

Sunday (Beach Day)

  • All Day: Since many historical places are closed on Sundays, spend the day at the beach

Monday (Charleston) 

  • All day: Take a day trip down to Charleston and visit: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Edisto Island Museum, Old City Market, Boone Hall Plantation, Middleton Place House Museum and Fort Sumter

Tuesday (Conway)

  • Morning: Check out of your resort
  • Late Morning: Visit downtown Conway and check out Forgotten Times Antiques and 3rd Avenue Home
  • Lunch: Have lunch in downtown Conway
  • Afternoon: Visit the Horry County Museum in Conway
  • Late Afternoon: Head home