The earliest history museums had little actual history to draw on, and instead padded exhibits with wildly speculative displays about how dinosaurs would be elected to Congress by the year 2000. See how far we’ve come with today’s Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $14 for seven-day admission for two (a $28 value)
- $25 for seven-day admission for four (a $56 value)<p>
Seven-day admissions grant guests opportunities to traverse more than 300 acres of America’s first sculpture garden, which figuratively catches eyes with more than 1,400 works. Attendees can also examine animals at the museum’s zoo or screen a short film on the gardens’ history. The sculpture garden features art exhibits, and a number of tours, programs, and all-ages exhibits.<p>
Purchased by philanthropist Archer Huntington and his wife, Anna Hyatt Huntington, in 1929, the 9,127 acres of forest, swamp, rice fields and beachfront that became Brookgreen Gardens were originally intended to become the couple’s winter home. Instead, they created a nonprofit institution in 1931 that transformed the property into the first sculpture garden in the United States. Brookgreen Gardens now adorns more than 400 acres of gardens and facilities with more than 1,400 works. A National Historic Landmark, Brookgreen Gardens fields a staff that edifies guests on the property’s plantation history and its gardens’ evolution during seasonally shifting programs, exhibitions, and tours. A medieval, seven-circuit Chartres labyrinth lures visitors with its serene quietude, an exhibit chronicles the narrative of the land from Native American occupation through the present, archeological sites unearth information about life on rice plantations, and the museum’s zoo beckons the intellectually curious with its critters.
What a wonderful way to spend an entire day. The grounds are meticulously keptTravelingal702, TripAdvisor, 1/28/13
The sculptures were beautiful and the outdoor settings only enhanced their natural beauty.Reviewer, Google+ Local, 11 months ago
“Absolutely Gorgeous!!! You should arrive early though because we arrived at 2:30 & missed the guided tours and animal feedings. Lovvvved it. They even provide Free...”
“Absolutely Gorgeous!!! You should arrive early though because we arrived at 2:30 & missed the guided tours and animal feedings. Lovvvved it. They even provide Free child and adult strollers which came in handy when my 65-yr old mother pooped out.”
“One of the most beautiful places we have visited. The Nights of a Thousand Candles over the Christmas season should not be missed!!”
“Make sure to allow plenty of time - the gardens are amazing and the small zoo is great fun to explore with the kids.”
1931 Brookgreen Dr.
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576