Heyward House

Rich in Culture, Rich in Spirit

Pull up a comfy chair, take a sip of sweet tea and let out a big sigh, because you've arrived my friend, to a town with its own state of mind: Bluffton, South Carolina. Home of character, and to characters, Bluffton's quirky side shines with its own blend of genuine hospitality and artistic eccentricity. Bluffton fills the soul of the traveler with a sense of place that not only captures the charm of a time past, but also brings it full circle into the present. So roll down the windows, breathe in the salty air, stroll among the centuries-old oaks, and plan to visit Bluffton. We'll share our corner of heaven... if you'll surrender to the Bluffton state of mind!

Partner Spotlight: The Heyward House Museum

Exploring Bluffton Video Series

Get to know the Heart of the Lowcountry through the Exploring Bluffton video series.

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Exploring Bluffton Series

Explore Bluffton, South Carolina — The Heart of The Lowcountry

Find out what makes Bluffton so special whether you grew up here, moved here, or are a visitor. Hear from locals about why everyone feels like a part of the family in Bluffton.

Oyster Factory
Exploring Bluffton Series

The Bluffton Oyster Factory in Bluffton, South Carolina

Bluffton Oyster Company owners Larry and Tina Toomer share why guests love the small town feel of Bluffton. From breathtaking sunsets to sunrises, there’s a reason people make this place home.

Farmers Market
Exploring Bluffton Series

The Farmer's Market of Bluffton in Bluffton, South Carolina

The Farmer’s Market welcomes you. It’s a great place to shop and find healthy foods from local businesses. Spend time with friends and family and meet new friends at this local community hub.

Meet the Mayor
Exploring Bluffton Series

Meet the Mayor of Bluffton, South Carolina 

Former Town of Bluffton Mayor Emmet McCracken shares about the rhythm of the May River that you can count on. Find out where he thinks visitors should visit and how to get around town.

May RIver
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Go on a May River Excursion in Bluffton, South Carolina 

There’s always something to do on the May River including shrimping, crabbing, fishing, sunset cruises, and dolphin cruises. Discover what waits in Bluffton.

Exploring Bluffton Series

FARM Bluffton in Bluffton, South Carolina

Executive chef Brandon Carter shares what makes the culinary community so real at FARM. Globally-inspired food with the unique elements that make Bluffton special.

Bike Bluffton
Exploring Bluffton Series

Biking through Bluffton, SC

Trey Snow, owner of Bluffton Bike Taxi shares some of the best stops in Bluffton and what iconic spots should be on your itinerary as you enjoy Lowcountry life.

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Exploring Bluffton Series

Explore the Old Town Bluffton Inn in Bluffton, South Carolina

Old Town Bluffton Inn Owners Danielle and Vince Harrision share about the charm of Bluffton. Find out why people gravitate towards the Historic District and why it feels like home.


Featured In: Garden & Gun

Bluffton has recently been featured in the South's preeminent style publication Garden & Gun! Celebrating the modern South and featuring the best in Southern food, style, travel, music, art, literature, and sporting culture, Garden & Gun is the perfect place to share what makes our little piece of paradise so special. Read the full article to learn how South Carolina–based lifestyle blogger Venita Aspen spent her weekend, which included time spent at this Lowcountry haven's signature event of the year— the Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival.

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Culture, Charm, & Character

Stroll Bluffton’s tree-lined streets and discover a quirky, artistic small town that’s full of interesting characters, fascinating history, cultural gems, and Southern charm.
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