We are thrilled to announce the next Marsh Tacky foal to be born on Daufuskie in decades is on the way!

The cornerstone of our mission programming is being accomplished!

Would you like to sponsor the first Marsh Tacky foals to be born on Daufuskie Island in decades? Our organization has dedicated a majority of our resources this year to ensuring that we are prepared for the successful delivery of the newest members of our family. Veterinary bills, building and fencing materials, pasture land clearing, cost of labor, special supplies, special feed, all of these things have been paid for out of pocket by Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society with the help of your donations. Please consider a recurring monthly cash gift or a gift certificate to Tractor Supply today, and you will be added to our VIP list for invitations to meet and greet our new foals.

Made possible in part by the Lesesne Family and Preservation South Carolina, thankfully the “baby room” is ready! At the end of the dead end dirt road with a stunning Intracoastal Waterway and sunset view, we have fenced in a few grassy acres and built a brand new foaling shed.

The property is currently part of Preservation South Carolina’s Daufuskie Endangered Places Program and welcomes guest rentals through Airbnb. You can stay at the charming and historically significant Hinson White Cottage and as an added bonus, enjoy the company of Marsh Tackies grazing with a foal frolicking around in your front yard.

We will have streaming video, status updates and public visitation hours posted as they become available. In the meantime, please keep in mind that the property is under video surveillance, the fencing is electrified, and it is private property.

Welcome to Selmont Farm, the new, permanent home of Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society. This major capital project, established in July 2017, has been made possible by a private partnership with the Selmont Family.

The most significant part of the project is the restoration of the historically significant Simmons House. Pending the new Beaufort County Bailey Bill application as well as additional partnerships with Preservation South Carolina and the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, once the restoration is complete the home will feature office, retail shop and Marsh Tacky Museum space, plus overnight accommodations for staff, interns and vacation guests.

New property improvements will include a 2-stall barn, pasture, fencing, a citrus orchard, native seasonal gardens and an apiary. Every effort will be made to reclaim and reuse materials from the property and to maintain its existing character. The floor plan and existing paint colors of the home shall be preserved. Care has been taken in planning so that routine activities at Selmont Farm incorporate composting, recycling and reduction of energy consumption.

This project broke ground in August of 2017 and is projected to be complete by spring 2018.

You can have a hand in developing the permanent home of Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society. Now is your chance to participate in preserving one of the last remaining historically significant Gullah cottages on the island so that it can have new life in perpetuity dedicated to preserving the critically endangered South Carolina State Heritage Horse. There are may ways to give and be involved, and your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

We are in need of building supplies, machinery, equipment, appliances, etc to complete the Simmons House restoration. Once completed, our organization will be self sustaining! High profile naming and sponsorship opportunities are available. CONTACT US TODAY!

The history, culture and heritage that the Marsh Tacky represents belongs to all of us and it should be shared by everyone!