South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Altamaha Towne Heritage Preserve
Property LocationBeaufort, SC 29412
Latitude: 32.341 Longitude:-80.877
Property Type: Heritage Preserve - Cultural
NO Hunting Allowed on Property
Hours of Operation
The area is open only during daylight hours.
Activities / Facilities
Named for a Yamasee Indian chief, this 100 acre preserve protects the main town of the Lower Yamasee which was rated 25th on the Heritage Trust Program's priority acquisition list for protection. The preserve's greatest attribute is its ability to provide archaeological data that has direct bearing on interpretation of the effects of European contact on Native Americans. Important questions regarding the effects of acculturation and migration upon late 17th and early 18th Century Native American life ways can be answered from data resting just beneath our feet. For these reasons the site was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.