Moncks Corner, South Carolina: Stone Bridge Built for The Patriot

An uncharacteristically sturdy bridge built by Hollywood, serves as a lasting reminder of Mel Gibson's bloody historical revenge film, "The Patriot." Stands in a public garden. Reopened in 2019 after flooding in 2015.

Cypress Gardens

3030 Cypress Gardens Rd, Moncks Corner, SC
Cypress Gardens. I-26 exit 209A. Drive west on Hwy 52 for 6.5 miles. Turn right onto Cypress Gardens Rd. Follow to the end (about four miles). From the parking lot, follow the trail into the swamp; the bridge is only about 100 feet in.
Daily 9-4 (Call to verify)
Adults $10.
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Stone Bridge Built for The Patriot

Cypress Gardens had been closed for over a year due to flooding and hurricane damage. Not sure when it is to reopen.

[Eve Baum, 07/29/2017]

Patriot Stone Bridge.

Stone Bridge Built for The Patriot

We visited Cypress Gardens and walked the main path around the open swamp. We came upon the Stone Bridge toward the end of our walk. It is just around the bend after the Memory Garden gazebos and the Old Camellia Gardens.

[Terry, 02/25/2014]
Stone Bridge Built for The Patriot Movie

The stone bridge built for the movie "The Patriot" with Mel Gibson still stands at Cypress Gardens. It is nestled quietly in the swamp surrounded by cypress trees and Spanish moss. It is cool to be able to walk over the bridge and take pics and stuff. The bridge is visible throughout the movie but especially in one scene when the remaining militia fall back to the swamp and an abandoned stone chapel -- which was also built for the movie and stood for awhile, but was destroyed by a storm.

Several films and TV shows have used the backdrop of Cypress Gardens, but the bridge was built specifically for The Patriot. Watch out for gators while you're here!

[CharlestonGirl, 07/24/2013]

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