Santa Elena History Center

1501 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

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Santa Elena: America’s Untold Story” showcases 16th century exploration and settlements with a focus on the Spanish town of Santa Elena located on Parris Island, SC, from 1566 – 1587. An introductory film introduces the history of Santa Elena, and a self-paced tour through the main exhibit engrosses visitors in the earliest years of American history. Also, learn about the archaeological discovery of the town and what the excavations have revealed.

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