Come experience the largest area of privately protected land on James Island, The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary! On October 8, the Museum invites the community to tour this precious landscape to learn more about the rich historic and natural features located within this 580-acre wildlife preserve. Museum staff will be on hand to discuss recent accomplishments at the Sanctuary including preservation of the Civil War batteries, archaeological research, as well as natural resource management. Attendees can take guided tours, hear special presentations on the history and ecology of the property, hike to the wildlife pond, and participate in educational children’s activities, all while enjoying the natural environment of this Lowcountry treasure.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. ***SUGGESTED DONATION $10***
This is an “off-road” location with unprepared terrain. Walking shoes/boots, sun protection and water are strongly recommended.
PLEASE NOTE: The Dill Sanctuary is not open for daily visitation. The Museum offers programs throughout the year to provide public access to this special property. The Dill Sanctuary is a wildlife preserve so pets are not permitted on the property.
10:15 AM Overview of the Dill Sanctuary with Director Carl Borick
10:30 AM Tour of Battery Pringle with Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick
11:00 AM Tour of the Dills’ Slave Cemetery with Curator of Historical Archaeology Martha Zierden
11:15 AM Birds of Prey Presentation & Flight Demonstration with Abigail Duvall, DVM, DIPL, ABVP
11:30 AM Overview of the Dill Sanctuary with Director Carl Borick
12:00 PM Tour of Battery Pringle with Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick
12:15 PM Birds of Prey Presentation & Flight Demonstration with Abigail Duvall, DVM, DIPL, ABVP
12:30 PM Tour of the Dills’ Slave Cemetery with Curator of Historical Archaeology Martha Zierden
- Activities and crafts with Museum educators at the shelter
- Curator of History Chad Stewart at Battery Tynes
- Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson along the Tynes Trail discussing ecology
- Natural History Curatorial Assistant Jessie Peragine at the wildlife pond discussing wading bird populations
- Lucky Pig serving carrot dogs, chips, lemonade, and iced tea (available for “pay what you can or free if you need it to be” purchase)
- Life Raft Treats available for purchase