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Cultural History Group Interpretive Programs
For more information or to book your group, call (843) 889-8898.

Native Americans of the Lowcountry
Explore the Native American culture of coastal South Carolina at the time of European settlement. Learn how prehistoric people successfully used the natural resources available to meet their needs. $5 per person. 
Edible and Medicinal Plants
People in our region have used wild plants for a variety of purposes. Join us for a walk as we search for and discuss some prehistoric and traditional uses of those plants. $5 per person. 
African Storytelling
Enjoy traditional folktales about Anansi the Spider and other characters found in the oral traditions of West Africa. Program must be booked at least one month in advance of program date and subject to availability of professional storyteller. Fee varies. Call for details.
  Image of Gullah storytelling Gullah Storytelling
Gullah people have passed along stories for generations as part of their rich oral tradition. Join us for a traditional Gullah story time that teaches and entertains all ages. Program must be booked at least one month in advance of program date and subject to availability of professional storyteller. Fee varies. Call for details. 
Indigo-History of the Dye
Thought to be a magical plant throughout history, indigo was an important crop in colonial South Carolina. Learn how the dye was manufactured in SC and find out more of the stories of magical and practical uses surrounding this unusual plant while dying your own t-shirt. Fee: $7.50 per person.  
Stono Rebellion, 1739
Investigate the dynamics of American Slavery through the story of one of the bloodiest slave insurrections in North America. The story comes to life as we retrace the freedom fighters’ route and reveals new meanings as we consider its legacy. Fee: $5 per person. 
Step and Steep - A Tea Farm Tea Party
Tea was once grown commercially on the land now known as Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Activities will include a visit to a thriving colony of naturalized tea plants, sampling tea from those plants, and a discussion of tea history and cultivation in SC. Fee: $10 per person. 
 RiceFanning.jpg Carolina Rice
Investigate daily life on a South Carolina rice plantation with a tour of former rice fields that reveal how enslaved Africans converted swamps into agricultural fields for cultivating and processing rice. Fee: $5 per person. 
Managing Caw Caw’s Natural Resources
The landscape of Caw Caw Interpretive Center is abundant with signs of human use from hundreds of years ago through the present. Get a peek into how park staff manages water and land resources for the benefit of wildlife and the public. Assistance with management practices may include monitoring water conditions, opening a rice trunk, collecting data from bird nesting boxes and much more. Fee: $5 per person. 

Park fees, operating schedules, and hours are subject to change without notice.


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