Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Charleston: Hours, Address, Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site Reviews: 4.5/5

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A historic village recreating the life and times of America's early settlers.
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pjp0well
4 contributions
Fascinating history!
Jul. 2021
Prior to this trip I didn't realize Charleston had actually started somewhere other than where is currently sits! This is the original site of the settlement. The Animal Habitat Zoo is definitely worth the visit! The settlement and the sailing ketch, The Adventure, were worth the walk as well!
Written 22 July 2021
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jlantern3
Columbia, SC11,109 contributions
What a History Gem!
Jul. 2021
Been years since I was here- still a fantastic place to visit.The drive in to the parking was beautiful. Lanscaped park that is laid out wonderfully. The small zoo was nice=the bear was active, puma was larger than I thought and the Bison were beautiful. The replica cannons, village and ship were fantstic- helps one to step back in time. The mansion on the property was stunning. I must say, my favorite is the museum/history center. Helps explain the story of the settlement. Clean restrooms and a nice gift shop. A must stop for history buffs
Written 5 July 2021
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daearz77
Charleston, SC455 contributions
Step back in time
Jun. 2021 • Family
We stopped by here on a day off from work, and it was like turning back the pages of a history book. The admission fee is relatively cheap for the amount of time someone can spend here. Inside the visitors center, there are restrooms, some artifacts, and a nice gift shop. If you follow the history trail, you have the opportunity to see all the exhibits on site.

The animals were one of the biggest highlights for our daughter. Heads up, the birds exhibit is currently closed but you can still view them from outside the fence. The amount of history and time put into the exhibits and trails throughout the park is incredible. We loved being able to see things like the stocks, homes that were lived in, or the Legare-Ware house. Another highlight for us was the ship on site. Being able to go on board and under the deck felt like stepping back a few hundred years. There was also an incredible employee who gave us the history of navigation in a little tent outside of the ship.

Overall, amazing experience that has us considering a membership to the state parks in SC.
Written 10 June 2021
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tdillsav2016
Morris, OK77 contributions
Great place to spend the day!
Jun. 2021
We spent a day exploring this state park. The historians at the ship and house were awesome! We learned what it was like for the first settlers. Not easy! The park is beautiful, and fun to walk. The cart was a welcome ride back to the visitor center.
Written 9 June 2021
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FabbTraveler
Rochester Hills, MI64 contributions
Hidden gem away from the city
May 2021
Beautiful grounds. This place came recommended by our carriage tour guide in the city. This place was quiet and peaceful and provided great history. The welcome center also provided great history and was very well done. This place is worth a visit. Plan on 2-3 hours.
Written 25 May 2021
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BostonNYGirl
7 contributions
Very Early Charleston -- off the beaten path
Apr. 2021
This site was recommended by our old town tour guide and we are glad we went! Very quiet, extensive grounds. Everything from animals to a boat from the time to walk on, to a home/lake, to beautiful trees and grounds. Welcoming staff, informative video and welcome center. We learned a lot and enjoyed our time at Charles Towne!
Written 16 May 2021
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Laura C
Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States43 contributions
Fabulous State Park
May 2021
Wow! There was so much to see here. If you have the state park pass, make sure you take it in to the visitor center with you to get admission to the sight. We loved the replica of the Carolina. The avenue of oaks was amazing.
Written 14 May 2021
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Doc J
Santa Rosa Beach, FL515 contributions
Nice little park
Apr. 2021
Nice little park worth the visit. We went to the settlement. The park is very educational about the early settlement with some props. The walk is mostly tree in the shade so the hot sun is not a bother. Plenty of benches. Other attractions we did not visit. Small zoo and a house. Reconstructed trade ship used by settlers, fortifications, houses and ramparts.
Written 22 April 2021
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Hickman06
San Antonio, TX14 contributions
Amazing Beauty
Apr. 2021 • Family
Wow! A hidden gem! Something for everyone: beautiful walk, biking trails, local animal exhibits, remnants of the original colony/fortifications. Incredibly serene and picturesque! Hard to imagine that just minutes before, you were in the heart of a city.
Written 16 April 2021
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Kerry R
22 contributions
Still humbling to know what our ancestors accomplished!
Apr. 2021
This was a good site to visit and develop insights into our historic past! We ended up spending more time than we expected by visiting the zoo, but it was worth it for the Red Wolf and the Bird Sanctuary were we say unusual ones we would not see at home!
Written 14 April 2021
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