10 Things to Do in Walterboro That You Shouldn't Miss

December 22, 2017 Lean Nau

Walterboro is a city in Colleton County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 5,398 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Colleton County. Walterboro is located 48 miles (77 km) west of Charleston and is located near the ACE Basin region in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Restaurants in Walterboro

1. South Carolina Artisans Center

318 Wichman St, Walterboro, SC 29488-2921 +1 843-549-0011
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

South Carolina Artisans Center

Housed in a restored eight-room Victorian cottage, the South Carolina Artisans Center showcases over 300 of the finest South Carolina artists, emphasizing traditional and indigenous folk art and contemporary crafts. Come visit us and check out all there is to see, touch, feel, and smell here!

Reviewed By WorkingMyBucketList - Hartford, Connecticut

Always on the prowl for art glass, I saw the sign for the center on the highway early on a Saturday morning on my way for Florida. It was good timing because they opened at 9:00 and it was around 8:40 when I got to Walterboro. You never know what to expect in this kind of set up and I've been disappointed more than once. Happy to say that I was not disappointed here. There is a wide selection of work by many area artists and it was a pleasure walking through it all. Sadly, the things I liked the most were out of my price range and I did leave empty handed but there are many reasonably priced items available. Make your way here if you have the time and the interest. Like me, I doubt you'll be disappointed.

2. Tuskegee Airmen Memorial

546 Aviation Way, Walterboro, SC 29488-3306
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Tuskegee Airmen Memorial

Reviewed By unionman5626 - Laurel, Maryland

I am a WW2 history buff and being here brought tears to my eyes. My daughter asked many questions while she walked the grounds with me. Many in this world do not know what these fine young men went through but once in the European Theater, everyone including the Germans knew exactly who they were. I am proud to say that I visited here. I have also had the honor to meet one of the survivors many years ago and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in DC. Thank you gentlemen for the great service your provided our country while others tried to stand in your way. Thank you.

3. Colleton State Park

Walterboro, SC +1 843-538-8206
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Colleton State Park

Popular 35-acre park where campers, fishermen and canoeists enjoy the peaceful and relaxing waters of the Edisto River.

Reviewed By Rhonda H - Jupiter, United States

We gathered three families to camp over the Thanksgiving holiday this year and had an amazing time. The park is small, but if you're into kayaking or looking for a quiet weekend, this is terrific. There is a small nature trail, playground and kayak/canoe launch on-site. There is also a small store that sells ice/firewood, tshirts, etc. We had a great time!

The ranger is sooooo nice and helpful, he is very present through regular drive throughs and you'll see him walking around. The bathrooms are older but very clean. It is about a 15 minute drive to town for a pharmacy/grocery if needed.

They had some damage from the hurricane, but you couldn't tell by November. The ranger and his team must have really worked hard to get the park up to speed as quickly as it was opened.

For kayakers, there is an outfitter directly across the river. You can either rent or bring your own and they'll shuttle you either 5 or 10 miles up the river and you'll end up back at the park. It was a beautiful paddle and we'd recommend it!

4. Great Swamp Sanctuary

399 De Treville Rd, Walterboro, SC 29488-3870 +1 843-538-4353
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Great Swamp Sanctuary

Reviewed By Faith N - Walterboro, South Carolina, United States

I've been going out here since 2005 (when some of it was still under construction.) A beautiful place to walk, explore and enjoy some quiet time. I've brought our cub scouts out here twice now and we always enjoy it (each time we go down a different path.) We've seen lots of various critters out here which always adds to it. Beautiful area and well maintained. I'm not sure if all the areas are currently accessible (after Hurricane Matthew) but during our last trip out there (Feb/Mar '16) everything was.

5. Colleton Museum and Farmers Market

506 E Washington St, Walterboro, SC 29488-4028 +1 843-549-2303
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Colleton Museum and Farmers Market

Reviewed By nancyjackathens - Fernandina Beach, Florida

What fun! We wandered in and spent a very pleasant hour wandering through this fascinating conglomeration of ecological exhibits, historical artifacts of the area, and got caught up watching a video of how the ACE Basin was saved from development. There was a large area devoted to the military history of the area including one extensive wall devoted to the Tuskegee Airmen many of whom did their flight training in Walterboro. They seem to change the opening times, so don't believe what you see in print or written on the door! There is a kitchen/restaurant in the same building that also sells local products. Well worth a visit.

6. The Forde Doll & Doll House Collection

500 Hampton St, Walterboro, SC 29488-4015 +1 843-542-9498
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4 based on 7 reviews

The Forde Doll & Doll House Collection

For The Miniaturist and Doll Enthusiast The Forde Doll and Doll House Collection features a rare exhibit of more than 50 doll houses, room boxes, toy kitchens, paper dolls and antique dolls all on permanent display. The Collection has been featured in Charleston's Post and Courier Low Country Edition Feb. 2006.

Reviewed By Tom058 - Myersville

My wife wanted to present and discuss photographs of childhood dollhouse (1952) to learn more about it. The collection that we saw filled a very large room in this historic B&B house. The range and variety of the collection was impressive. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable (read expert).

7. Mayfield Park

Dowling Avenue and De Treville Roiad, Just outside Great Swamp Sanctuary, Walterboro, SC 29488
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Mayfield Park

Reviewed By gostartraveler - Forked River, New Jersey

Little child loved it here. Yes,it is a pocket park but the playground equipment was enough to keep her entertained for a bit after visiting the Sanctuary just nearby; there's also swings. There's picnic table here, and spaces for two cars in front - although parking elsewhere on the street is not a problem. Two garbage cans (one for recycling) helps, although the park was clean. No bathrooms.

8. Bachelor Hill Antiques

255 E Washington St, Walterboro, SC 29488-3917 +1 843-549-1300
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4 based on 5 reviews

Bachelor Hill Antiques

Reviewed By Munich158 - South Carolina

The antiques are well presented and displayed in a manner that you can imagine them in your own home.

9. Antiques & Collectibles of Walterboro

220 E Washington St, Walterboro, SC 29488-3918 +1 843-549-7219
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5 based on 1 reviews

Antiques & Collectibles of Walterboro

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North Carolina

This place has tons of collectibles and that's just what we look for so of course I loved this place. They also have China, glass, and furniture. The people working at the front desk were very nice and friendly. A couple of the booths were very cluttered and we just walked right past those because it's too easy to knock something over or trip.

10. Grande Oaks Antiques & More

213 E Washington St, Walterboro, SC 29488-3917 +1 843-599-5852
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3 based on 1 reviews

Grande Oaks Antiques & More

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North Carolina

They did have some nice things but no collectibles. If you are in Walterboro doing other antiquing it's worth a stop but I would not make a special trip just for this place. It's just too small to offer much.

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