Even though winter is upon us, many creatures of the swamp love this time of year! Join us every Thursday afternoon in January for a guided canoe trip! Our educator on staff will inform you all about the plants and animals you come across, you'll get to explore the remnants of the first canal ever built in America, and even learn some park history. Canoes, lifejackets, and paddles will be provided and a short instructional period for beginners will be done in the classroom. So bring the whole family out for an afternoon filled with excitement and the perfect blend of history and nature.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
The Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center and Old Santee Canal Park are hosting an educational family event.
“Discovery Days-Berkeley Begins” takes place Sat. February 9, 2019 from 10 am – 4 pm on the grounds of the Old Santee Canal Park located at 900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.
Visitors will have a chance to view a collection of rare fossils from a variety of vendors. Living historians will be stationed throughout the park demonstrating their crafts. Included in the program is a colonial blacksmith, 18th century dancing, representatives from South Carolina's Most Historic Building- The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeonand Native American bag making. Indigo-dying, colonial dancing, and candle making classes are scheduled throughout the day.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Come enjoy some special time with your child(ren) ages 3 - 5 as we do a wide variety of things. We may read a book, watch a movie, or do some seasonal related arts and crafts!
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - Valentine's Day
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - St. Patrick's Day
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Easter
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - Mother's Day
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - Father's Day
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 4th of July
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Parents Day
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - Summer Fun
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Grandparents Day
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Johnny Appleseed
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - Columbus Day
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - Halloween
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - Thanksgiving
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - Snow Slime
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - Christmas
Are you a single homeschool family looking for more educational opportunities? This is for you! Open to homeschoolers of all ages. We will be teaching two classes just for you! The classes will be focused on 2nd through 5th grade, though all are welcome. The cost is $2 per person and this includes park admission and two classes. Each Homeschool Day will feature one history and one science program selected by our Educators. This is a great opportunity for some hands-on learning but class size is limited to only 25 students.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
This class is for new birders and will cover all the birding basics, from how to use binoculars to identifying birds by sight and sound. If you are new to the birding world and are interested in learning some basic sills, come join us for a leisurely walk around the swamp as we search for our resident and migratory feathered friends. After a brief introduction, we will cover approximately 1 mile over gravel paths and boardwalk, with some minimal inclines and uneven surfaces. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. We will have a few pairs of binoculars, but please feel free to bring your own.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Take an enjoyable walking tour through the historical and natural beauty of Old Santee Canal Park. The tour includes a guided tour through the Stony Landing Plantation House and an easy 1 mile guided nature hike through Biggin Swamp. Many wading birds as other spring inhabitants may be observed during this trip.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
It’s time, once again, to break out your oyster knives and make plans for the 20th Annual Shuckin’ in the Park Oyster Roast on Saturday, March 9, at the Old Santee Canal Park. Gates open at 9 a.m, and the festival runs from 1-6 p.m.
The Shuckin’ in the Park Oyster Roast will also feature activities for the children, including a jump castle, and live entertainment from Custom 4+2, whose blend of beach music, oldies and popular music has made them a local favorite. Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Old Santee Canal Park nestled within the backwaters of Biggin Creek.
Food tickets can be purchased inside the gate. Food tickets are $10.00 a piece. This ticket is good for one gallon sized bucket of steamed single select oysters. Small coolers are allowed, but PLEASE no pets or golf carts and event tickets are NOT redeemable for food.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Eliza Lucas Pinckney established the first successful crop of indigo in South Carolina in 1744. It soon became the second-most profitable crop in the colony, preceded only by rice. Come learn all about this fascinating plant, how to process it for dye, and its impact on South Carolina history. Participants will even be able to try their hand at indigo dyeing with one item (t-shirt size or smaller) brought from home.
We are offering one family-friendly workshop at 10 am and an adults-only workshop at 1 pm.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
The king of the swamp lays claim over his domain at Old Santee Canal Park. The alligator is always a thrill to see basking in the warm sun! We will do a short presentation inside covering the natural history of alligators using our live alligator, then head outside to see these beautiful reptiles in their natural environment.
Saturday, March 30, 2019