The Interpretive Center

Old Santee Canal Park's centerpiece is its Interpretive Center, which chronicles the area's history, including the 1863 construction of the Little David semisubmersible and the building of the Santee Canal.

About the Interpretive Center

The 11,000 sq. ft. facility houses the recreation of an oak bluff complete with the many types of animals you can expect to encounter in a cypress swamp. Two theaters offer informative films that highlight the area's historical and natural significance, and the upstairs Living Loft houses several species of fish and reptiles found in South Carolina. Park visitors can also stop by the Interpretive Center for information, canoe rentals and a gift shop.