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.
99% of 2,799 customers recommend
“Wear good walking shoes Plan to spend the day”
“We had a great time! Only thing that surprised us was that the events like the boat ride $8 and butterfly house $2 were an extra cost Our group did both and it was...”
“We had a great time! Only thing that surprised us was that the events like the boat ride $8 and butterfly house $2 were an extra cost Our group did both and it was worth it but it would have been nice to know about the fees before we arrived so that we knew to bring more cash The boat did take cards so we were able to take the ride which again was worth the expirence and the chance to learn a little history We would like to go back to see more of the gardens as well as more time at the zoo We took the zoo tour which was a good lesson on the native animals to SC”
“There is a shuttle that runs from the Welcome Center to the Boat Dock area and the Zoo area if you get tired of walking. It was a blessing for us. They also have...”
“There is a shuttle that runs from the Welcome Center to the Boat Dock area and the Zoo area if you get tired of walking. It was a blessing for us. They also have kid size and adult 'strollers' for free if you need them.”