Programs

With State Parks ranging from natural wilderness areas to historic homes, our parks feature entertaining programs for all interests and ages. Whether you enjoy outdoor adventure, wildlife and nature, arts and crafts or history, the interactive exhibits and guided programs at SC State Parks bring it all to life and the fascinating world of nature up close and personal.

Select a park that you are interested in visiting and a date range.  All programs available during that time range will appear below.  If that park has no programs, the search will also pull nearby park with programs during that date range.



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A Day in the Life of a Sailor

  • March 4, 2017 - June 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Every Day
  • February 14, 2017 - February 28, 2017
  • March 1, 2017 - March 3, 2017
Maritime trade and travel were vital to the success of the young Carolina colony. Board Charleston's only reproduction 17th century sailing ketch, Adventure, docked in Old Towne Creek. Discover some...

Host Park: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours

  • January 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Every Week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
Free with Park Passport !
Daily tour times vary; please click link above for schedule details.Several prominent families of Colonial and Antebellum South Carolina lived at Hampton Plantation, including Rutledges, Horrys and Pinckneys. Today, the...

Host Park: Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

The African-American Experience: Reconstruction

  • February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
“You ought to stand up!” Was the rallying cry in 1876 when Abram Hammonds, a freedman and former slave of the Hammond plantations, used it to try and encourage local...

Host Park: Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

To Settle a Town

  • February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • March 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free with Park Passport !
This ranger-guided walk will take you through the streets of the colonial town of Dorchester discussing how influences like location and trade encouraged the town's growth. Come learn more about...

Host Park: Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Historic Building Tour

  • January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Every Week on Sunday, Saturday
Two historic buildings are located on the grounds of Oconee Station State Historic Site. The oldest is a stone blockhouse that was built in 1792. It is all that remains...

Host Park: Oconee Station State Historic Site

Tree Identification

  • February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free with Park Passport !
Maybe you can't tell the players without a program, but you can tell the trees without their leaves. Join a park ranger to see how trees can be identified in...

Host Park: Paris Mountain State Park

Amazing Challenge Race

  • March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Race around Myrtle Beach State Park in the annual “Amazing Race” contest that covers 4.5 to 5.5 miles. Enjoy a day of friendly competition using your wits, athleticism, and problem-solving...

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park

Lowcountry Colonial Days

  • March 4, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Free with Park Passport !
Staff, volunteers and members of the Independent Company of South Carolina will bring Dorchester’s rich history back to life at this living history event. Visitors can interact with authentically clothed,...

Host Park: Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Defending Charles Towne

  • March 4, 2017, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • March 4, 2017, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • March 4, 2017, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • May 6, 2017, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • May 6, 2017, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • May 6, 2017, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • June 3, 2017, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • June 3, 2017, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • June 3, 2017, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • July 1, 2017, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • July 1, 2017, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • July 1, 2017, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Established on the edge of England’s North American empire, the Carolina colony faced many threats, especially from England’s longstanding rival, Spain. Not only did Spain lay claim to what is...

Host Park: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

History in the Landscape

  • November 1, 2016 - March 30, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Every 1st Saturday of every Month
  • April 1, 2017 - July 31, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Every 1st Saturday of every Month
Experience Hampton Plantation on the ground level! Join a ranger for a 1.1 mile guided hike through the grounds of the plantation. This easy hike will take you through 300...

Host Park: Hampton Plantation State Historic Site