The Sweetgrass basket is one of the Lowcountry’s best known art forms. At the Coastal Discovery Museum you can see baskets being made by local artisans and try your hand at a basket making class. See the natural materials that Gullah basket makers use to sew their baskets on site and learn more about the history of this unique art form that has its roots in centuries ago during the plantation era.

Basket makers are often demonstrating on site Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10-4. Please call to confirm if you are making your plans in order to meet the basket makers.



Basket making classes can be found on the event calendar page. Reservations are required. For more information please click here.