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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-6008
+1 843-852-4200
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Lovely Park with Lots of History

We enjoyed a nice walk through this park. It's about a 3 mile trek with lots of history along the... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Largo, Florida
What a great experience to look back in time at the history of Charleston!!!

This site is great for the whole family or for a romantic get away! They have an animal Forrest... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Kayla K
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A historic village recreating the life and times of America's early settlers.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“animal forest” (53 reviews)
“small zoo” (29 reviews)
“sailing ship” (12 reviews)
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1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-6008
+1 843-852-4200
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

We enjoyed a nice walk through this park. It's about a 3 mile trek with lots of history along the way. If you get tired, there is a free tram that will take you to different areas of the park.

Thank RoadWriters
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This site is great for the whole family or for a romantic get away! They have an animal Forrest that has animals that would have been there when we first came to Charleston and they have historic information about settling in Charleston. It was beyond...More

Thank Kayla K
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This was disappointing. Advertise seeing a number of animals that were prevalent during earlier time of settlement but a number of animals were not visible. Older home on premises but not available for tour. Maybe we were there wrong time of year.

Thank Janice R
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This was a very pleasant surprise during my last trip to Charleston. I could have spent much more time and intend to return. The park is the site of the first settlement in Charleston. I was fascinated by the archaeological displays and the recreated ship....More

Thank hersee3
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

A very good interpretive center is followed by lots and lots of walking with poorly signed exhibits and outdoor zoo stretched over many many acres ... the guide is a 1 cent 1pg copy that provides no real info or guidance and a group of...More

Thank onetravelman
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A great natural setting for this original founding site of Charleston, SC. Loved the walking trails as well as the shuttle.

Thank Creechcr8v
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

My wife, 13 year old son and I were looking forward to visiting here today-admission for us was $26 which was very reasonable compared to many other area attractions/locales. The grounds are very well kept throughout. Signage throughout was very minimal and left much to...More

1  Thank Zmansdad
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect day out with the family. History scattered around the site with rangers throughout who are excellent and very informative. Great flat walks and plenty of shade to rest for a bit. I could have done without the zoo but the rest of the park...More

Thank Emilywmiller
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We started in the morning, left for lunch, had a short nap a the hotel and returned for more in the evening. My seven-year-old son enjoyed it. The small zoo's animals were almost all out and about to see. We especially enjoyed the historical interpreter...More

Thank VnM
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I visited with my four sons ages 4-14 on a lovely April Day. We didn't have time for any indoor activities (the museum or visitor's center) but the restrooms there were clean and it has a nice little shop. We did walk the entire Historic...More

Thank crayolabird
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
The Charles Towne landing is near?
11 November 2016|
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Response from Union502 | Reviewed this property |
I believe this is the spot
Cara W
Is there a cost to get into the park?
30 August 2016|
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Response from TK0083 | Reviewed this property |
. It's $10 for adults; $6.50 for seniors and $6 for ages 6-15
How do I get there using public transportation? from downtown Charleston
10 August 2016|
Response from ruthiegee | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry I can't help, we had a car to drive around, and being the US, public transport isn't like in the UK