New multimedia display at Huntington Beach State Park

MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) - A new multimedia platform at Huntington Beach State Park is giving visitors a new, high tech display of South Carolina's past.

State tourism officials gathered at the state park in Murrells Inlet on Tuesday morning to unveil a new multimedia interpretive display at Atalaya.

Visitors to the Morrish-style winter home of Anna Hyatt and Archer Huntington will be able to purchase a $4 audio tour explaining the site's importance in the state's history. The guided tour, according to officials, will last an estimated 45 minutes.

Tourism officials say the multimedia display is similar to one at Charles Towne Landing State Park in Charleston - the birthplace of South Carolina.

At Charles Towne Landing, a display allows would-be archeologists to see what it is like to dig under the soil and see what was left behind by those who lived on the site in the past.

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