History & Interpretation
HISTORY AND INTERPRETATION
Programs and Guided Tours
: Programs and tours are available year-round for all ages. Popular programs include guided nature walks, night hikes and bat programs. Check our program listings under the programs & events tab located in the left-hand margin of this page.
Sesquicentennial is also a DiscoverCarolina Site, which provides curriculum-based science education programs for South Carolina school children.
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
: Sesquicentennial State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal Program created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was designed to provide employment during the Great Depression while addressing national needs in conservation and recreation.
The CCC was instrumental in the development of many of South Carolina’s state parks. A number of buildings built by the CCC in the 1930's are still in use at this park.
When & How PRT Acquired
: Donated in 1937 from the Sesquicentennial Commission
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