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From Birds to Batteries: An In-depth Ecology and Historical Walking Tour of Battery Pringle

Representing the largest area of privately protected land on James Island, the Dill Sanctuary is a 580-acre wildlife refuge rich in historic features. A microcosm of Lowcountry cultural history and ecological diversity, it was the site of three plantations during the colonial and antebellum periods, which used enslaved labor to produce primarily food crops for the Charleston market. The property also contains four earthen Confederate fortifications that were part of the Civil War defenses of Charleston.

Join Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick and Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson for an in-depth tour of Fort (Battery) Pringle. Along the way, discover birds that call the Dill Sanctuary home and why the Sanctuary is an important stop along migration routes.

Please note: this walking tour will be approximately 1.5 miles and is an “off-road” location with steep inclines and unprepared terrain. Closed toed shoes are required. Walking shoes/boots are recommended.

Reservations required. Tours with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled. Participants will be notified in advance and full refunds or the opportunity to transfer to another program will be offered. Participant cancellations must be requested 48 hours in advance for a refund minus $10 administration fee. Full registration fee may be transferred to a future workshop or other adult program. Cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance will result in a forfeiture of tour fee.

$40 Museum Members | $55 Non-Members

Register online or call (843)722-2996 ext. 235.

April 20, 2024

The Dill Sanctuary
1163 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412

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(843) 722-2996

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