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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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a botanist's delight

The camellias and tea olive were blooming when we visited. Wonderful scent from the olives. Zoo and... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2016
Denise J
Charleston, South Carolina
A great place to visit when wanting to get fresh air or take a walk.

This is a wonderful historic site available in West Ashley. For an inexpensive admission fee, you... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2016
Janet B
Charleston, South Carolina
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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” (54 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 20 January 2016

The camellias and tea olive were blooming when we visited. Wonderful scent from the olives. Zoo and ship launch are good for kids, lots of walking. Visitor center was much better than I expected.

Thank Denise J
Reviewed 4 January 2016

This is a wonderful historic site available in West Ashley. For an inexpensive admission fee, you are able to visit a petting zoo, and/or can take a walk back into history. Following a well marked trail you can learn how Charles Towne Landing was developed....More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Charlestown Landing is a nice outdoor experience with some history tossed in and some nature sprinkled around. I'm not sure if they want to be a park, or a zoo, or a museum. Not the best historic state park but it has some things going...More

1  Thank DeeDeeNC070
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We came out to visit and this was one of our favorite activities together! Beautiful experience all around! We loved seeing all the oaks and rich history! The park was spacious and very nice! We would definitely come back and next time we will rent...More

Thank angiegayle
Reviewed 31 December 2015

This historic site is a wonderful, peaceful place to take a family. We stopped there on a surprisingly warm, 80-degree December day and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals, biking the short trail, climbing on the little ship, gazing up at the large trees, and visiting...More

Thank Familyof2boys
Reviewed 30 December 2015

This is a great place to visit, the gardens and the trees are wonderful. The walking was great because all the trails are paved. The animal forest part was okay, most of the animals didn't want to be seen.

Thank Bev T
Reviewed 17 December 2015

I'm not a huge museum fan. I get bored with reading placard after placard of historical facts. That's why I loved this place. The museum at the visitor's center is very interesting and kept my interest for the 45 minutes or so it took to...More

Thank dogfish60
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

A great site, brilliant for kids. Lots to see and do with great costumed staff to explain about life when it was settled. Hundreds of hungry bugs though following all the rain!

Thank BurgessTeacher
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I attended the Garden and Gun Jubilee at the park and I was amazed. Lots of water features and trails to walk and hike. Beautiful setting for the event, staff and facilities were friendly and inviting. Visit this park for a great taste of Charleston...More

Thank LouisvilleDiddy
Reviewed 4 December 2015

We took our Girl Scout Troop here for a small Destination Unknown. We had a great time, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The have excellent trails, walking, history, biking, animal forest trails and another. They shoot off the cannons at certain times, which the...More

Thank QuirkyPickles
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jessica b
1 July 2017|
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Response from RedpepperPam | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jessica! I've been to all of the places you listed, and since you have kids AND elderly parents with you, I would choose Magnolia gardens. They have a tram ride that goes all over the grounds, and since it will... More
11 November 2016|
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Response from Union502 | Reviewed this property |
I believe this is the spot
Cara W
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