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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

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Address: 1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-6008
Phone Number: +1 843-852-4200
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A historic village recreating the life and times of America's early...

A historic village recreating the life and times of America's early settlers.

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Love the live oaks

There museum inside the main building is interesting and has some nice artifacts. Outside the grounds are nice and there are signs here and there with info about the settlement... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There museum inside the main building is interesting and has some nice artifacts. Outside the grounds are nice and there are signs here and there with info about the settlement, and a few recreations. The really amazing area is the Avenue of Oaks. These two rows of gigantic live oaks form a dramatic approach to the old mansion. it is... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An unbelievable place for a wedding and a great place to visit and see history.Their are trees that date back to then 1600s.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Besides the historical importance of the site, it's a good walking area. You can't beat the flatness of the whole site.

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Newark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a wedding here this week. It is a beautiful venue for an outdoor wedding and reception. But, in this instance in November, 2016 the temperatures dropped into the 50 degrees by the evening so the venue provided heat lights and fire pits and blankets for the ladies and children if needed. The only suggestion I have is they... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this park and know that Hurricane Matthew did some damage, especially in the Animal Forest so we were anxious to see it again. I have a Park Passport which allows you to go into any state park. The animal forest is reopen with the exception of the pumas. The animal forest is a favorite for small children. There... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is so worth the visit! This is where Charleston began as Charles Towne. You will find beautiful live oak-lined paths dripping with Spanish moss that transports you back to simpler times. There is a recreated fort-type area where on some weekends, there are musket or cannon firing demonstrations. A small river boat is also there to board and... More 

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travel back in time and see how the first settlers lived and survived. Interesting stops along the way. Great for all ages.

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Stoneville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

nice walk along the battery and waterfront, park nearby too. rhere is also FREE parking along this st for the day

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We took the nature/animal hike in the fall and enjoyed the pumpkin hunt. Great variety of animals and a fun outdoor atmosphere. Also enjoyed the old sailing ship and the reconstructed 1700s buildings.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The animal area is superb. The puma was our favourite. The pelicans (and getting up really close inside their netted area), the bear, the wolves too! We returned on a Tuesday morning for 'toddler animal school' which was great. Great value to buy a season ticket if you live fairly nearby. This place doesn't seem to have too many visitors... More 

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