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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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A park that will increase your understanding of Charleston's founding

This park was the first site of the Charleston colony. As such it is historic. It is about a two mile walk around the park which has a small zoo; there is also a small merchant... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2015
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

This park was the first site of the Charleston colony. As such it is historic. It is about a two mile walk around the park which has a small zoo; there is also a small merchant ship replica of the ones in use during colonial times. A visit here gives you the larger perspective of why the colony was founded... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

This tour turned out to be much more than we expected. It was a nice walk with interesting stops along the way. We met one of the actors/guides along our tour and we enjoyed the historic information he shared. We did not have a lot of time, so we did not stay in the Animal Forest for very long.

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Texas
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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We got there at 4 in the afternoon so we did not get to see all of the park. Great place to take kids as there is a small zoo. We walked directly to the landing area and ship.Quite a hike,was hot and a swampy area so take water and bug spray.

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Admission is 10$ per adult and well worth it. Approx. 1.5 miles of beautiful walking paths with placards. Plan on spending about an hour in the visitor center walking through a very engaging and informative exhibit on what the first settlers experienced. We spent another 2 hours walking the grounds. Please remember to bring bug spray !!! Mosquitos are fierce... More 

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Holly Ridge, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed walking around the grounds and imagining what is was like originally. It was really pretty there.

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Thank Ali T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

This is a great little outing. Be warned that it can be hard to get a look at the wild animals in the zoo habitat, and the walk is mostly unshaded, but still, it's very worthwhile, especially the ketch Adventure. I don't know how many historic interpreters they have, but the man aboard the day we went was CJ, and... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Charles Towne Landing is amazing. The state park is a jewel in the crown of the South Carolina state park system. There is a lot to do here for both children and adults. There is a Zoo, historic recreation, museum, a reproduction ship, miles of walking trails, the house tour, bike rentals, gardens to explore. The Visitor Center is amazing.... More 

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Reviewed 17 August 2015

We have been going to Charles Town Landing since I was a teenager (apprx. 25 yrs) and we went this summer for the first time in 6 years and it it nothing like it use to be. It was okay but it cost more and I did not think it was as good.

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Andrews, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I was so pleased that we visited this place of history and beauty. Walk the trails filled with grand gardens and old oaks draped with Spanish moss, lots of ater and wildlife . Very helpful staff to guide you towards the gardens and point out places of history. The kids loved it, so much for them to see and do.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Great educational experience for the kids. We took my nieces there in the fall. Remember to use the free shuttle service down to the boat so that little legs are not too tired. After the boat we explored the stocks and bowling pit on the way to the animal forest. Both girls loved watching the animals which were close enough... More 

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