Fodor's Expert Review Old Santee Canal Park

Moncks Corner City Park

Four miles of boardwalks and unpaved paths take you through Biggin Swamp and along the last portion of the country's first true canal, constructed in large part through the labor of enslaved people. An interpretive center details the history of the canal, which was used to transport goods from upstate South Carolina to the port of Charleston for the first half of the 19th century. The circa-1840 Stony Landing Plantation House is furnished with period reproductions. Also on-site (and included in admission) is the Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center, which tells the story of the county's cultural and natural history, including spotlighting the enslaved people who built the rice and mineral extraction industry that enabled this interior area to flourish. Prefer to explore by boat? Rent a canoe and venture up the canal for $5 per half hour.

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Quick Facts

900 Stony Landing Rd.
Moncks Corner, South Carolina  29461, USA

843-899–5200

www.oldsanteecanalpark.org

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Rate Includes: $3

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