What a great place to have so close to town! Even though we almost tipped the canoe, we had a great time. Very educational and peaceful!
I went there for a friend's wedding and it was beautiful. The ceremony was facing the lake and cocktails at the dock. dinner was under the house. Everything was perfect! I would definitely pick this location for a wedding ceremony/reception.
This small park has a nice interpretive center with good displays. The museum is really good and has a lot of items from the local history; and a nice gift shop with books etc. The walk through the swamp is quiet and you can really see a lot of wildlife and even paddle a canoe around in the old Santee... More
When I visit the area, I like to run down to and around this park. They have a replica of one of the CSS ships that was an early submarine that delivered a mounted torpedo to the union Ironsides. You can head down and see the Cooper River too.
Plan to arrive by 2:00 because the visitor's center, which you'll want to see, closes at 4:30, and the park closes its gates at 5:00. Interesting history and walking trails. Would have loved to have rented a canoe here. $3 pp entry to the park.
Its is an unrated gem. If you are in Charleston for 5-7 days plan a day trip to Cypress Gardens, Old Santee Canal Park, Menkin Abbey, and the Biggin Church Ruins. As far as Old Santee, wear tennis shoes and be ready to enjoy. Rent the canoe and take a trip or go on a guided tour. Bring lunch and... More
This small park is unspoiled. I've seen gators sunning within feet of the walkway. The plantation house has historical artifacts and crafts to look at. Take the family and enjoy a picknic.
The Berkeley Museum on the property is so interesting! They have alot of really unique items from the area! The nature center and the movie about the Old Santee Canal are really good too. The house is ok to visit. There is walking involved so it was a little difficult for some of my seniors. The docent we had knew... More
Very nice park. It's out of the way a little bit, so not very busy, and really none of the usual unpleasantness..........no graffitti, loud rap music, etc. Be sure to go on a good weather day; the park is best enjoyed by walking the trails, and 95f/100000% humidity will definately reduce your fun.
This is up in Moncks Corner, so it is more for locals and day trippers than people from way off. It is right on the Tailrace Canal, which dumps water from Lake Moultrie into the Cooper River system. The old canal is interesting because of how small it is. There is an old house there and a museum as well.... More
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