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History & Culture

The history of the south IS the history of the US. Learn more about the past and discover the arts in some of the most culturally rich and divere parts of the country.

Birmingham Museum of Art star
This often overlooked attraction is a real gem. Home to a wonderful permanent collection and some fascinating changing exhibits, the Birmingham Museum of Art is a must see for any visitor to the city.

Heyward Washington House star
"George Washington slept here." These words, at one time, were posted in so many locations that they came to be fodder for comedians. "That George Washington fellow must have slept around a lot." Yet, one home in Charleston can truthfully make this claim.

Ivy Green - Helen Keller Birthplace star
If you find yourself in northern Alabama, near Muscle Shoals, consider a visit to historic Ivy Green, birthplace of Helen Keller and the setting for the film Miracle Worker. Ivy Green provides a wonderful peek into history. Learn more and plan your visit.

Juliette Gordon Low Home star
If youīre touring through Savannah, GA and happen upon a bunch of girls and young women in uniform, donīt worry. You arenīt in the middle of an invasion by an all-female army. The odds are that youīre close to a landmark which is very special to the Girl Scouts of America.

Profile of Alabama star
Like its neighbor, Georgia, the earliest known inhabitants of what is now Alabama were Moundbuilders. The earliest European explorers were Spanish, in search of gold. The name Alabama comes from one of the Creek Indian tribes, it means "thicket clearers."

Profile of Georgia star
The earliest known inhabitants of the area now known as Georgia were the Moundbuilders, Creek and Cherokee Indians. In 1540, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto began to roam the area. In 1742, James Oglethorpe founded the colony. Learn these and many other facts about the Peach State.

Profile of South Carolina star
South Carolina has a long proud history. South Carolinians have never taken well to authority at a distance. They were leaders in the resistance leading up to the Revolutionary war. Discover more about the state and its history.

SC State Museum star
You donīt have to be a South Carolina native, or even a resident, to enjoy the South Carolina State museum. It provides a wide variety of programs from family friendly events to lectures by prominent scholars, as well as live performances and living history re-enactments.

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