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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

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Address: 1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-6008
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+1 843-852-4200
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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One of the highlights of my trip

This was one of my favorite activities. What made it so was the guy at the back of the site, hanging out on the old ship in the marsh. He's a historian (or fancies himself as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of my favorite activities. What made it so was the guy at the back of the site, hanging out on the old ship in the marsh. He's a historian (or fancies himself as one), and a true Southern gem! I got to chat with him for a good half hour; totally made my visit. I also loved... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the original landing location for the English settlement in 1670. It's a beautiful state park and a zoo,which most people have no idea there is a zoo there! Great history lesson and a great day out with the family!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great walking plantation, my fitbit said I got 8,000 steps here. It has a small "zoo" which is some naturally living animals in the area like wolves and pigs and deer. Great view standing on the banks of the river looking towards downtown Charleston. Went in January on a 70 degree day, was perfect for all that... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo keeps you away from the animals rather than the otherway. There is interior exhibits and a very old video. I do not think there is a charge. The reroduce village is authentic and the open fields really do show you what it was like. There is the reproduction of the orginal ship that broght the explores here. Call... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enter through a jewel of a museum into a gorgeous park with historic markers, a reproduction of original vessel, archieological sites, great boardwalks and other paths, wonderful plantings, especially in the former gardens of the last family to llve there. Can bring dogs on leash and bikes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park had so much more to offer than I would have imagined. I decided to drive to the park after seeing a road sign for it, so arrived without much of a clue as to what it would entail. My husband and I were happy with our decision to stop! The indoor exhibit was very informative. I learned so... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I expected this to be just a few signs but there was actually so much to do here so it offers many hours of possible learning and entertainment. I would love to go back when the gardens are in bloom! Great for both kids and adults.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We've been to Charleston many times, yet never visited Charles Towne landing until this year. We learned so much about this history of Charleston on this visit. The park and gardens were beautiful. You can catch a ride on a trolley, walk or ride bike. The sailing vessel was fun to see and learn about as well. We should have... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

In addition to this being a great Charleston treasure for history, this is a park, a zoo and a learning center all in one. Worth visiting more than once!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We visited the park during the Garden and Gun Jubilee. The Park is lovely and serene- a wonderful place for a bike ride, dog walk or to just let your kids run. Even though the weather was gray the park was simply a beautiful place to be.

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