Berkeley County
Berkeley Museum - Take a step back 12,000 years in time to experience the regions intriguing history. CSS David Replica of the Confederate torpedo boat located at the Berkeley Museum  (843) 899-5101
Cypress Gardens/Butterfly House & Aquarium - Explore the black water swamp on a flat bottom boat amidst blooming azaleas, camellias and other native flowers and flora featured in the gardens.  Enjoy 3.5 miles of nature trails, experience our amazing butterfly house with over 12 species of butterfly and the  reptile center & aquarium 8 miles below Moncks Corner - Hwy 52   (843) 553-0515 www.cypressgardens.info
Dennis Wildlife Center & Hatchery located in Bonneau off Hwy 52 (843) 825-3387
Francis Marion's Grave - Burial site of the renowned "Swamp Fox" located off SC 45 between SC 6 and Eadytown.
Mepkin Abbey - Catholic monestary of extraordinary peace and beauty 13 miles SE of Moncks Corner off SC 402  (843) 761-8509  www.mepkinabbey.org
St. James Church - Built in 1714 Goose Creek off Old State Road (Hwy. 52)
Old Santee Canal Park  -  this 195-acre park  is the site of the Santee Canal, the first true canal in the United States - located on the Tailrace Canal in Moncks Corner Hwy 52 By-pass  (843) 899-5200 www.oldsanteecanalpark.org  
 
Calhoun County
Calhoun County Museum - 303 Butler St. - St. Matthews - museum contains an art gallery, history, costume & silver, back & agricultural galleries and research room and archives (803) 874-3964
 
Clarendon County
Fort Watson - sight where a British outpost was located atop a 30 foot    Indian ceremonial mound - off US 301-15 at Santee Wildlife Refuge
Santee National Wildlife Refuge - Visitor Center open Tuesday through Saturday. Trails for walking or driving.  Extraordinary birding. US 301-15,   2125 Fort Watson Road Summerton. (803) 478-2217
Swamp Fox Murals Trail - The Swamp Fox Murals, General Francis Marion and his engagements with the British in 1780-81 in St. Mark's Parish, now Clarendon County, depict history in Manning, Paxville, Summerton & Turbeville with easy access to I-95. Murals tell stories of events of the American Revolution in South Carolina,
mostly from the Santee River to beyond the Black River. www.swampfoxcountry.com
Taw Caw Park - 50 acre park on the Shores of Lake Marion near Goat Island
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Sumter County
Church of the Holy Cross  - site of Joel Poinsett's tomb - church is an excellent example of Gothic Revival architecture - Hwy 261 in Statesburg  (803) 494-8101
Patriot Hall - located in the Cultural Center on Haynsworth St, Sumter(803) 436-2260
Poinsett State Park - park contains  plants, animals and terrain of both the Low Country and Up Country - Hwy 521 (803) 494-8171
Sumter Gallery of Art  - 200 Hassel St, Sumter (803) 775-0543
Sumter County Museum and Historical & Genealogical Research Center Back Country Homestead, exhibits - Southern Mansion built in 1916, living history demonstrations, Celtic Festival in March - 122 N. Washington St. - Sumter (803) 775-0908   www.sumtercountymuseum.org
Swan Lake Iris Gardens - 6 million Dutch and Japanese irises surround the lake and all 8 species of swan found in the world can be seen here. (803) 436-2640 West Liberty St., Sumter

Palmetto Trail
Six passages of the Palmetto Trail wind through Santee Cooper Country from the coast just north of Awendaw to Manchester State Forest in Sumter County.  The passages are;  Swamp Fox, Lake Moultrie, Eutaw Springs, Santee, Lake Marion, and High Hills of Santee.  

Chambers & Convention & Visitors Bureaus
Berkeley Chamber  800-882-0337 -  www.bcoc.com
Calhoun County Chamber  (803) 655-5650  calhouncountychamber.org
Clarendon County Chamber 800-731-LAKE   www.clarendoncounty .com
Orangeburg County Chamber 800-545-6153   www.orangeburgchamber.com
Sumter County Chamber  (803) 775-1231   wwwsumterchamber.com
Tri-County Chamber  800-778-5646  wwwtri-crcc.com
Santee Tourism -(803) 854-2152   www.santeetourism.com
Sumter Convention and Visitors Bureau 800-688-4748  wwwumtertourism.com
 
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Orangeburg County

Branchville Railroad Shrine & Museum - Few realize that Branchville, South Carolina, is home to the world’s oldest railroad junction and was on the route of the country’s first scheduled train.  The Branchville Railroad Shrine and Museum now serves as a reminder of the years when the railroad industry was a dominant force in the U.S. 7204 Freedom Road.  Open:  Fri. & Sat. 10 am to 2 pm and Sun. 2 to 5 pm.  Mr. Norris  (803) 707-1788
Edisto Memorial Gardens and Horne Wetlands Park - displays past and current award winning roses from the All-American Rose Selections. Some 4,000 plants representing at least 85 labeled varieties of roses are always on display in the Gardens. This site is also one of only 23 official test gardens in the US sanctioned by the All-America Rose Selections Inc.  Located at Edisto River - longest black water river in the world on US 301 in Orangeburg  (803) 534-6821 or Parks and Rec. Dept. (803) 533-6020
Fisheagle Lake & Swamp Boat Tours - Spend approximately two hours touring up lake  Marion to the cypress swamp that is a wildlife haven. Santee State Park (803) 974-1262
I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium - located at SC State University in Orangeburg The state’s second largest planetarium focuses on providing free programs for area schoolchildren. The public is admitted to all regularly scheduled programs on a first-come , first-served basis (803) 536-7174
Elloree Heritage Museum -an exciting and educational view of SC’s rural past.  Located on Cleveland St in Elloree.  Open Wed. - Sat. 10 am to  5 pm. 

(803) 897-2225
Vallentines Cotton Gin and General Store “a peek into the  past”  located just off Hwy 30l, 13 miles south of Orangeburg  in Cope (803) 534-7105
Orangeburg National Fish Hatchery - Fish raised at the hatchery can be viewed in the aquarium, open M-F 8 am to 3:30 pm  www.fws.gov   Hwy 21 by-pass in Orangeburg (803) 534-4828
Eutaw Springs Battleground - site of the last major battle in South Carolina of the American Revolution Hwy 6 Eutawville

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