Take a Tour with Us

Beaufort County is filled with historical treasures to discover from eras gone-by.  From the early colonial days, the Antebellum ,(pre-Civil War days), the War Between the States, the Reconstruction Era and the Civil Rights Movement.  

As Political Science and History majors , we are huge fans of history, especially that of our local area . As Gullah people we love our history, culture and traditions and are passionate about sharing it with everyone with an interest.  Allow us to show you the historical buildings, waterways, as well as the plants and animals in our community.  Join us for one of our special Gullah Campfire Supper with Stories and Songs  and enjoy a meal in the tradition of the Gullah foodways.Check the farm store for listed tours and special events or email us through our Say Hello page to receive information about prices, dates and booking a tour.

Island Tour

Meet at our farm and walk   around to see our operation then join us on a driving tour around the island to visit local sights of interest.  We'll share information about the McTureus and Coffin Point Plantations, visit a nearby praise house, a cemetary, and a local plantation community.  See the 

Penn Center campus, the St. Helena Library Branch, Chapel of Ease (pictured), and Fort Fremont . Along the way see the waterways, flora and fauna along with the landscape and beauty of the island.  

Military Tour

As a retired military family we'll take you to the Navy Hospital Beaufort Base to see the location of Fort Frederick at Camp Saxton where the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation took place  January 1, 1863 .   

Our next stop will be Parris Island Recruit Depot where we'll take a drive around the base, tour the Marine Corps Museum, and walk the  archeological trail. 

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Fishing

Fishing is a great pastime but it was a way of life for so many Gullah people.  Join us for a few hours fishing in some of our favorite places in the area.  The local creeks and landings, piers, and shorelines are ready to welcome you so you can cast a net or a line in the water.  We'll supply the tackle and bait but you're welcome to bring your own. 

 

 

Educational and unforgettable

Aidan L.

October 8th, 2019

"If you have the chance to visit Belinda and Tony - do it! You won’t regret it! 

We were warmly welcomed and shown to our camping pitch. Straight away Belinda helped us get food from a nearby restaurant  (the Gullah Grub) and Tony helped us build a campfire. This set the tone for the rest of the stay. We felt incredibly welcome the whole time and it was a genuine pleasure getting to know Tony and Belinda.

I would highly recommend the historical tour with Tony and Belinda. We visited the Penn Centre and learned about the important purpose it has served over the years. We saw a house once occupied by Dr. MLK Jr., and visited a Praise House. From talking with Tony and Belinda we learned a great deal about Gullah culture and tradition. 

The next day we helped Tony on the farm in return for a fishing trip. It was an unbelievable experience. In the evening we learned how to prepare fish and shrimp and we all ate a beautiful meal together. 

I can’t recommend Belinda and Tony enough. Truly a once in a lifetime experience!"

A word from our guests...

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"Cannot say enough about the warm hospitality of Tony and Belinda. Such interesting and dynamic new friends. The camp site was clean, stocked with firewood, level and tucked under amazing spreading live oaks. I will definitely return for one of their Gullah gatherings and/or anytime my path leads close to their door. Do yourselves a favor and come meet these beautiful folks. Thank you for letting us share Morning Glory! Blessings and much love."

"We want to thank you for a wonderful evening.  We so enjoyed meeting you both and learning about your farm.  The fellowship, the spirituality, the laughter, the music, the wonderful stories from Mr. Middleton and of course the delicious meal were the highlight of our winter stay in South Carolina.  We both just finished Mr. Middleton's inspiring book.  

— D. Smoke and M. Vincent. attended campfire supper event

Contact Us:

42 Robert & Clara Trail

St. Helena Island, SC 29920

843-812-0344

morninggloryhomestead@gmail.com

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