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Walterboro, SC Heritage Travel: Gullah Art, AME Churches & More

Walterboro, SC Heritage Travel: Gullah Art, AME Churches & More

As a proud resident of Walterboro, SC, I love getting a chance to brag about my town, the Front Porch of the Lowcountry.

Learn more about Walterboro here: https://www.walterborosc.org/visit

From the historic southern farmhouses to the antique shops (where I may shop a little too much) and the rich African American Heritage, I love showing off Walterboro to my family, friends, and followers.

Looking for a place to explore on your first trip? Here are a few of my favorite places to bring my guests.

Walterboro, SC Heritage Travel: Gullah Art, AME Churches & More

The South Carolina Artisans Center invites you to indulge your inner artist. The restored Victorian cottage houses handcrafted art from 300 South Carolinian artists.

1. South Carolina Artisans Center

Everyone knows I love art and a good portion of the art in my collection comes from my own neighborhood in Walterboro. From Gullah art to sweetgrass baskets, the South Carolina Artisans Center has it all. If you are looking for a unique gift or a way to support local artists, the South Carlina Artisans Center is worth a day trip.

Website: http://scartisanscenter.com/

According to the SC Picture Project:
“St. Peter’s AME Church was founded just after the Civil War in 1867 by the Reverend James Nesbitt. It is the oldest black church in Colleton County. The sanctuary was built on the site of a Baptist church that was destroyed in a devastating tornado in 1879. St. Peter’s is listed in the National Register as part of the Walterboro Historic District”

2. St. Peter’s AME Church

I adore this church and having grown up in the AME church, this one is a true gem. I especially enjoy attending their annual oyster roast in the fall.

As an architecture lover, this church is a beautiful traditional chapel with high ceilings, original floors, and stained glass windows. If you are a bride looking for a classic southern church to get married in the Lowcountry be sure to add St. Peter’s AME Church to your list.

The Tuskegee Airmen, a group of pilots educated at Tuskegee University and trained at Walterboro Army airfield, served in segregated military units that helped destroy the enemy on every front during the war.

3. Tuskegee Airmen Memorial

As a daughter of a military veteran, this is one of the most special places for me to explore in Walterboro. I suggest everyone make it a point to visit and explore.

Established in May of 1997, a monument honoring their bravery was placed at the old airfield and stands there today, a silent sentinel to the ultimate triumph of valor over bigotry.

Website: https://stpetersamechurch.org/

From the National Registrar: “The Hickory Valley Historic District is comprised of nineteen properties reflecting the diversity of Walterboro’s heritage. The majority of the properties in the district are residences constructed between 1821 and 1929 which includes a concentration of early homes dating from Walterboro’s heyday as a pineland resort village. The architectural styles in the district include Federal, Greek Revival, Victorian carpenter, Neo-Classical and Federal Revival. “

4. Hickory Valley Historic District

I am a proud resident of Hickory Valley Historic District. As someone who loves classic southern architecture. From live oak trees lining the streets to beautiful historic homes, there is plenty of charm to go around in Hickory Valley. The best way to experience it is on foot so you can take in all the details. If you love front porches, Walterboro’s Hickory Valley is definitely where you should stop by and a great time to visit is during the Holiday Tour of Homes in December.

Bedon-Lucas House

Website: http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/colleton/S10817715002/index.htm

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***DISCLAIMER: This post was sponsored by the City of Walterboro. All opinions are my own.***

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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