Originally, a summer retreat for large rice plantation owners, Walterboro still exudes much of the grace and charm that attracted the original settlers. Building on its rich history and a moss-draped landscape, Walterboro welcomes you to a Lowcountry experience.
Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary
City of Walterboro offers visitors the ultimate Lowcountry experience, combining history, culture, recreation and education in a singularly southern lowlands setting. Located within the ACE Basin, the East Coast’s largest estuarine preserve, the 600 plus acre Sanctuary features what may be the only “braided creek” swamp accessible to the public.
A completed network of boardwalks, hiking, biking and canoe trails provide a perfect vantage point to observe the diversity of wildlife inhabiting the black water bottomland. The most historically significant of these paths follows the Colonial-era Charleston-to-Savannah Stagecoach Road still bearing the cypress remnants of long-fallen bridges.
The final phase of the project— Discovery Center—will include a multi-purpose classroom and cutting-edge exhibition area and ampitheatre.
399 Detreville Street
Walterboro, SC 29488
Colleton Museum and Farmer’s Market
506 E. Washington St. (843) 549-2303
Tuesday: 12:00 – 5:00
Wednesday-Friday: 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 2:00
Website: www.colletonmuseum.org 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
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.