In the area?
Congaree National Park is located in the town of Hopkins, South Carolina, within 30 miles of the state capital, Columbia. The Columbia area has many options for lodging, and offers opportunities for further sight-seeing. For visitor information and help planning your trip, please visit Experience Columbia. Below are just a few sites you may be interested in checking out while in the area:
Historic Harriet Barber House, part of the Reconstruction Era National Historic Network, in Hopkins, SC
Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia, SC
(and other South Carolina State Parks!)
12,000 Year History Park in Cayce, SC
Heading towards the coast? Check out these Lowcountry national parks!
Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park, in Charleston, SC
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, in Mount Pleasant, SC
Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, in Beaufort, SC
also, the Gullah/Geechee National Heritage Corridor
Heading upstate instead? There are national parks there, too!
Cowpens National Battlefield, in Gaffney, SC
Kings Mountain National Military Park in Blacksburg, SC
Ninety Six National Historic Site, in Ninety Six, SC
and, the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail