Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Journey from the past to the present and heritage to habitat at the Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Rich in natural, cultural and historical resources, Caw Caw was once part of several rice plantations and home to enslaved Africans who applied their technology and skills in agriculture to carve the series of rice fields out of cypress swamps.

Caw Caw Interpretive Center is managed as a low-impact wildlife preserve. Pets and bicycles are not permitted.

Features

  • Over six miles of trails with trail-side exhibits
  • Elevated boardwalks through wetlands
  • Environmental and social studies education programs from preschool through college level
  • Interpretive exhibits, displays, and programs
  • Former 18th and 19th century rice fields and one of the important sites of the Stono Rebellion
  • Thousands of naturalized tea plants from a 20th century tea farm
  • Birding hotspot for coastal South Carolina
  • Managed for waterfowl, songbirds, otters, deer, and more
  • Favored habitats for American Alligators, Swallow-tailed Kites, Bald Eagles, and others

Proud member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

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Hours

  • Open Tuesday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays, except for President’s Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.

Caw Caw Interpretive Center is managed as a low-impact wildlife preserve. Pets and bicycles are not permitted.