Jasper County Area
Blue Heron Nature Trail
Behind Comfort Inn, Ridgeland, Exit 21. (843)726-8148. Allows visitors the opportunity for a short stroll or extended adventure. The trail bed is constructed of ground recycled South Carolina tires & encircles a beautiful three-acre lake. The site has several docks from which visitors can feed large fish, turtles & ducks, as well as an extensive butterfly garden & a boardwalk through native wetlands.
Pauline Pratt Webel Museum
123 B East Wilson Street, Ridgeland
(843)726-6544. Offers a wonderful eclectic collection of artifacts, prints and other items… from ancient Indian pottery & arrow points to Civil War memorabilia.
Pratt Memorial Library
123A Wilson Street, Ridgeland
(843)726-7744. More than 200 portraits & maps relating to the Lowcountry, 250 rare books on area history & many Native American artifacts, mostly from Jasper County.
Hwy. 34 & 203, 2 miles west of Hardeeville, Purrysburg Road. Lonely, cross-shaped monument on the Savannah River banks marks the site of a 1731 Swiss settlement.
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
US 17, Jasper County, (912)652-4415.
Established 1927, protects old rice fields & numerous species of wildlife including ducks, birds, deer, & alligators. Free 4-mile driving tour, sunrise to sunset. Tour buses call in advance.
Sergeant Jasper Park
(843)784-5130, near Hardeeville.
130 acres, picnic shelters, lake fishing.
Banquet Room available.
Steam Engine No. 7
Main Street, Hardeeville. Once a workhorse of Argent Lumber Company operating in Hardeeville, the engine is a 1910 model & was actively used until 1957.
Thomas Heyward, Jr., Tomb
Hwy. 278 & 462 junction. Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Heyward
(1749-1809) lies buried at Old House Plantation. Free, open daily..