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  • Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center

    See! Touch! Hear! Experience the unique heritage and natural history of the South Carolina Lowcountry! A partnership between Cape Romain NWR, Francis Marion NF, and Friends of Coastal South Carolina, the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center's mission is to provide information and interpretation of the fascinating ecosystems of the refuge and forest, and teach conservation education to youth. Friends of Coastal South Carolina is the Friends Group for the Cape Romain NWR and Francis Marion NF, supporting the research, biological, historical, educational and interpretive activities of the agencies.

    What the Center Offers

    • Interactive exhibits featuring forest to sea ecosystems
    • Live endangered red wolf viewing area with scheduled feeding and interpretive programs
    • Classroom and laboratory designed for lectures and hands-on activities
    • Recreation Information Center
    • Book sales outlet
    • Auditorium - an orientation film introduces you to the Refuge and Forest
    • Nature trail - a one-mile loop trail encompasses the red wolf viewing area, freshwater ponds, swamp wetlands and pine forest.
    • Native pollinator gardens
    • School year and summer programs through the Friends of Coastal South Carolina

    Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center

    5821 Highway 17 North, Awendaw, SC 29429

    Phone: (843) 928-3368 

    Fax: (843) 928-3828

    Hours: Wednesday—Saturday, 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

    Sewee Center Website


    From Charleston, take U.S. Highway 17 north about 18 miles. The center is located on the right.

    Friends of Coastal South Carolina