From Columbia, head south on I-26 East for 55 miles, then merge onto I-95 South until you reach exit 57 onto SC-64 towards Walterboro. One way, your trip is right around an hour and a half— perfect for a day trip!
SC Artisans Center
Housed in a restored eight room Victorian cottage, the center showcases over 300 of the finest Carolina artists, emphasizing traditional and indigenous folk art and contemporary crafts. It features educational exhibits, craft demonstrations and live performances by artists. This is a great opportunity to introduce grandchildren to art and crafts. They’ll love the funny pottery characters and wood-crafted dinosaurs toys. There are so many crafts to choose from (ornaments, glass work, jewelry, sea grass baskets, paintings) ranging from few dollars to thousands. Each piece is unique! The Back Porch Cafe is under construction and should be open Spring 2018, serving coffee, pastries and light lunches to Center guests. The SC Artisans Center is open Monday- Saturday 9:00am- 5:00pm. | 318 Wichman Street Walterboro, SC 29488. 843.549.0011
Walterboro is home to 10 antique shops only 5 minutes apart. With its four out of five star TripAdvisor rating, Bachelor Hill Antiques is known for its quirky items like wooden carved animals and a 19th century book press. They also have period specific furniture and beautiful pieces of art from oil paintings to 3D sculptures. Just a short drive down East Washington sits another shop, Antiques & Collectibles of Walterboro. This store provides customers with a friendly staff to help locate wooden carved dough bowls and colorful glassware. These two shops are highly rated in the area because of their extraordinary pieces, ready to purchase or just walk around and view. Both stores are located in the 200 block of East Washington Street Walterboro, SC 29488 and are open from 10:00am- 5:00pm, Monday- Saturday.
Colleton County Museum & Farmers Market
The Farmers Market opens on April 21, 2018 this year. This award-winning market has special events each month which make the visit all the more worthwhile:
May 19: BBQ Tasting
June 30: Corn Festival
July 21: Christmas in July Craft Fair
August 18: Zucchini Festival
September 15: Pickle Day
Farmers Market is open each Tuesday, 2-6pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm from April until October.
Lunch | Dukes Barbecue
A neighborhood spot for Walterboro’s most popular barbeque. Enjoy a variety of buffet style Southern food including pulled pork, coleslaw, collard greens, fried chicken, potato salad and multiple delicious barbeque sauces to spice up your plate. Dukes is located off of exit 57 on I-95 South from Columbia, SC – good signage | 949 Robertson Blvd. Walterboro | 843.549.1446.
Dinner | Carmine’s Trattoria
A cozy, traditional Italian restaurant is the perfect dinner spot after a day spent exploring Walterboro. Carmine’s Trattoria offers a variety of delicious dishes such as chicken cacciatore, mussels, linguini with clams, and lobster stuffed ravioli. Carmine’s will satisfy your Italian craving with exquisite meals and a large, reasonably priced wine list. Visit Carmine’s Trattoria Monday- Thursday 5:00pm- 9:00pm or Friday- Saturday, 5:00pm- 10:00pm. | 242 E. Washington Street Walterboro, SC 29488 | 843.782.3248.