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Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

300 State Park Rd, Summerville, SC 29485-8431
+1 843-873-1740
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Great hidden gem

When my husband was working out of town in Charleston, I decided to go pay him a visit while I had... read more

Reviewed today
Sburris65
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
Great Historic & Relaxing Site

Dorchester has a historic "tabby" fort, brick tower and cemetery. The grounds are very pleasant... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
dasignlady
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florida
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300 State Park Rd, Summerville, SC 29485-8431
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+1 843-873-1740
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"ashley river"
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"revolutionary war"
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"great history"
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"picnic tables"
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"old church"
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"entrance fee"
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"church ruins"
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"piece of history"
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"great place to visit"
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"get away"
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"self guided tour"
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"walking tour"
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"step back in time"
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"few dollars"
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"hidden gem"
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Reviewed today

When my husband was working out of town in Charleston, I decided to go pay him a visit while I had a few days off from work. This place was right around the corner from our hotel and decided to pay a visit one day....More

Thank Sburris65
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dorchester has a historic "tabby" fort, brick tower and cemetery. The grounds are very pleasant and dog-friendly. Great place to chill.

1  Thank dasignlady
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally got to check this place out. $2 per person admission fee, paid in an envelope by the honor system. Nice to have my dog with me, they are allowed. Small area, walked the whole thing in about 45 minutes. Nice views of Ashley River....More

Thank Crispyj
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to get out and stretch your legs and have a picnic. History buffs will find it interesting.

Thank Sherry M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to relax and walk back in time. I have visited since my childhood and still enjoy the peace and serenity. It has plenty of parking and a great place to take the kids and grands for a picnic.

Thank Jpeters8458
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We took our small dogs on an outing to this park and had a very nice time. The historical information is very interesting and although there wasn't an excess of things to see, it was still a beautiful spot! I would highly recommend this to...More

Thank Caitlin L
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice quiet park to escape the noise of everything and everyone. If you like history then would recommend to you.

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Enjoyed walking around imagining what it was like back then So glad to have places like this still around to give us a glimpse of history.Well kept and quiet area.

Thank Terrib24
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Nice little historic site. Short self guided walking tour. The fort was simple but unique and the bell tower well worth the visit.

Thank s m
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This may be the only "tourist attraction" we've visited that we had all to ourselves. On a beautiful morning in January, it was eerily secluded. The state of SC has done a good job on the walking tour and having those brochures available, even without...More

1  Thank acmbraun
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Jeannine S
5 June 2016|
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Response from Ron J | Reviewed this property |
Admission is $2 for adults, $1.25 for seniors, and children under 15 are free. It is usually based on an "Honor" system of envelopes and a place to put them at the front gate. I have been there 3 times and have yet to ever... More
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