What to Do

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.

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South Carolina Artisans Center

Location

334 Wichman St., Walterboro, SC

Hours

Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5:30 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.

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.

 

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.

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 go to www.cchaps.com

Walterboro Library Society Building (Little Library)

Location

803 Wichman St./Fishburne St.

The "Little Library" was built in 1820 when the Library Society was established. The small frame building is an example of Federal architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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.

Colleton County Courthouse

Location

101 Hampton St.

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), the SC Artisans Center, Colleton Museum, and Walterboro Chamber of Commerce.