Audubon Swamp Garden

3550 Ashley River RD
Charleston, SC 29414


The Audubon Swamp is a black water cypress and tupelo swamp, is lovely, mysterious, and unique to this area. Once a freshwater reservoir used for rice cultivation, the entire 60 acres is traversed by boardwalks, bridges, and dikes, featuring all varieties of local mammals, birds, and reptiles, including bald eagles, herons and egrets, otters, turtles and alligators. Allow at least 45 minutes for a self-guided walk. A 45-minute nature boat tour takes visitors through ancient rice fields.

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3550 Ashley River RD
Charleston, SC 29414

Phone: 843-571-1266
Fax: 843-571-5346
Toll Free: 800-367-3517


  • Admission : Swamp $8 with general Garden admission of $15
  • Days and Hours of Operation : 8am-5:30pm (DST); 9am-5pm (EST) Visitors arriving before closing may stay until dusk.
  • Days and Holidays Closed : Seasonal hours Nov.-Feb.
  • Checks Accepted
  • Visa/Master Card
  • American Express Card
  • Discover Card