Garvin-Garvey Freedman Cottage Tour

Garvin Garvey's Freedman Cottage Oyster ParkThe Garvin-Garvey House is located at the intersection of Bridge Street and Wharf Street within the “Old Town” district of Bluffton, SC. The structure dates to ca. 1870 and is an excellent example of Carolina Lowcountry vernacular architecture of the late-19th Century. It is believed to be one of the earliest known freedmen owned houses still extant on the May River. Guided tours of the Garvin Garvey House are available on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Friday’s by appointment. Reservations are not required for guided tours unless you have a group of 10 or more. Tours last approximately 30 minutes and are offered as visitors arrive unless previously scheduled. The Garvin-Garvey Freedman Cottage was recently renovated in 2016.

Adult: $5. Children under 10: Free.
843-757-6293 or www.townofbluffton.sc.gov/garvin-garvey/home.