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What to Do

Walterboro Wildlife Center

Location

100 South Jefferies Boulevard

Hours

Tuesday - Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10-2

The Walterboro Wildlife Center features the rich story and native wildlife of the state's largest city park, The Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary.  Come learn about the wonderful history, environmental significance, and wildlife in the heart of Historic Downtown Walterboro.

The Wildlife Center is also Walterboro's newest and best event venue.  It boasts both a large multi-purpose event hall and a beautiful Amphitheater that, together, can host an exciting array of events, from concerts to weddings and parties. For booking inquiries please contact Madison Terry via email at mterry@walterborosc.org

City Council took a monumental step in preserving South Carolina's rich natural heritage and history when it initiated plans for the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary. In the first phase of development, an elaborate woodland trail system was constructed allowing visitors to traverse the hardwood forest and numerous "braided creeks" that flow through the Sanctuary. The second phase included the restoration of a section of the first overland route from Charleston to Savannah running through the heart of the Sanctuary. Originally constructed by Indian tribes and later used by colonists, the old Stagecoach Road was instrumental in the development of the coastal region.

Edisto River Treehouses

Location

1 Livery Lane, St. George, SC 29477

Canoe the best of South Carolina
Located between Charleston, Columbia and Savannah

The largest Private Wildlife Refuge on the Edisto River, accessible onlt by canoe, offers our guests unparalleled privacy and stunning views from world-class treehouses.

This stretch of the longest, free flowing blackwater river in the southeastern United States has sandy banks and a shallow, sandy bottom - perfect for swimming and picnicking.  When water is higher, as in the winter months, you can paddle right into forests of cypress trees.  The river's winding, undeveloped shoreline offers you the perfect romantic, family, or friendship getaway.

Book your stay now: http://canoesc.com/calendarcontact.html

Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary

Location

Detreville Street

Hours

Daily from dawn to dusk

Comprised of over 800 acres of braided creek and hardwood flats. The sanctuary offers boardwalks, bridges, bike and walking trails for viewing natural lowcountry wildlife and beauty. Spanish moss drips from Cypress trees and wildflowers abound as you pass a beaver pond, duck pond, butterfly garden. Free admission.

Read more about it.

The Bedon-Lucas House Museum

Location

205 Church St.

Hours

By Appointment

The Headquarters of the Colleton County Historic & Preservation Society, the Bedon Lucas house is located close to Walterboro's first settlement in Hickory Valley, it was constructed in 1820. In 1996 the Colleton County Historical & Preservation Society raised funds to purchase and restore the building. For tours please visit the Colleton County Historical & Preservation Society page.

The Colleton Museum & Farmer's Market

Location

506 E. Washington St.

Hours

Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

At out new location. Museum features exhibits on Colleton County's history, Natural Resources, Plantation Era relics. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

South Carolina Artisans Center

Location

334 Wichman St., Walterboro, SC 29488

Hours

Monday–Saturday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Representing over 300 of the State's finest juried artists and craftsmen, demonstrations and exhibits. It's mission is to preserve and perpetuate the folk art and fine craftsmanship of South Carolina artisans while creating a better understanding of the state's rich cultural heritage.

Tuskegee Airmen Monument

Location

Hwy. 17A,Walterboro Airport

During World War II, the Walterboro Army Airfield served as a training ground for Army airmen including a group of the Tuskegee Airmen. In May, 1997, a monument honoring their bravery was placed at the site. This was also the site of a POW camp and base hospital.

Self-Guided Tour of Historic Walterboro

Location

The tour is designed to walk you through Walterboro's intriguing past as it evolves into today's lifestyle with 55 points of interest. There are two historic districts located in Walterboro: Historic Hickory Valley, a largely residential area with homes dating between 1814 and 1929; and the Walterboro Historic District, which covers the historic businesses and the lovely small town full of southern charm and heritage. Both districts having listings in the National Register of Historic Places.

Brochures are available at the Walterboro Welcome Center (1273 Sniders Hwy. 538-4353) 

Shop Downtown Walterboro

Location

E Washington Street, Walterboro, SC 29488

Our Historic Downtown is bustling with antique shops, boutiques, restaurants & more. Take a stroll down the street and don't forget to check out our waterfall while you're there. 

Walterboro Library Society Building (Little Library)

Location

803 Wichman St./Fishburne St.

Walterboro Library Society Building is a historic library building located at WalterboroColleton County, South Carolina. It was built in 1820, and is a small, white, Federal style frame building with a side-gabled roof. The front façade features a Palladian-style door surround capped by a fanlight. The building is occupied by the Colleton County Historical Society. When Walterboro was incorporated in 1826, the town boundaries were established as "3/4 of a mile in every direction from the Walterboro Library."[2][3]

Old Water Tower

Location

Memorial Ave./ Washington Street

The tower (built around 1915) is built of reinforced concrete and is 133 feet high. The tank section above the windows holds 100,000 gallons of water. At the base of the Tower are three jail cells where travelers, if stranded here many years ago and not able to pay for lodging, were allowed to stay here.