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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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Must see to know more about Charleston, SC

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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110 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 be desired as this is a large site. We started inside as suggested looking at... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 is fantastic!

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 at the Adventure, a reduction trading vessel from the 17th C.

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Jessup, Maryland
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147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
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 Trail as well as the Trail to the zoo. This was three miles of walking!... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best museums I've seen in awhile. It starts off with a brief interactive Museum and then you walk through the Animal Park which is basically a 22 Acres Zoo. Different animals are in somewhat large closures. They have unique animals like a puma, a bear, a pack of red wolves and a hidden Bobcat. Enclosures... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We learned so much we did NOT know about Charleston's history. There are plaques aplenty throughout the grounds, on the ship the guide was very knowledgeable, and in a fun way. The animals were very interesting and the bird enclosure was awesome. A must see whether you live here or are just visiting.

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Columbia,SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Beautiful grounds with much historical meaning. Live animal type zoo which was fun to walk thru. Kids will have a blast and adults will learn a lot in the mean time. We went on Founders day and saw cannon blasts and muskets being fired. Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. Great visit.

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We just took a self-guided walking tour of the grounds. Great place to go for an afternoon stroll with a low entry fee. We didn't get to see everything, but what we did see was absolutely beautiful- it did not disappoint. Just don't forget your bug spray (this is the only thing we regretted)! We were there shortly after hurricane... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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151 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This park has paved trails through the first European settlement in Charleston. We started at the visitor center, and went thru the history museum. We then purchased the audio guide, and followed the trail to all the historic sites- the old settlement, the Indian ceremonial grounds, the replica sailing ship, and through the grounds of the Legare-Waring plantation home with... More 

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