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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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Old belltower, historical records enactment.

Saw re enactment here in full costume of British side in civil war.marching, old dentistry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
margaret r
Summerville, South Carolina
Just for fun

Nice little park right at the Ashley River. Not much to see but very nice setting. Have exact cash... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Summerville, South Carolina
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300 State Park Rd, Summerville, SC 29485-8431
+1 843-873-1740
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw re enactment here in full costume of British side in civil war.marching, old dentistry, medicines of that time, women's pastimes such as sewing arts.

Thank margaret r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little park right at the Ashley River. Not much to see but very nice setting. Have exact cash for parking... must place in an envelope.

1  Thank pinky227
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by Old Fort Dorchester for a day of exploring and a picnic . Nice place to go to get away from the rat race and relax . Lots of old ruins and historical facts with the Ashley River right beside the park .

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beauty of the town. One should take time to visit. Amazing. Family people loves it. Thanks to the Beautiful Nature

Thank saisriorl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have not visited here, you are not likely to know the story of this part of the world. It is a hidden treasure that is full of actually hidden treasurer, a whole colonial town once stood here and it has not been built...More

Thank W7356DIjerryc
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Colonial Dorchester State Park is a great place to take kids or a family outing. The tabby wall fort is an example of colonial fortification during the revolutionary war and the bell tower is all that remains of the old church. It's an active archiological...More

Thank twowingcircus2
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Cheap and Interesting outing. For a few dollars you can walk the ruins, see current archeological digs, and see river access from the Colonial era. Not tons to see, but enough to keep everyone interested for an hour or two. Great place to spend some...More

Thank bazrj
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The fort is cool overlooking the river and the big grassy area is also a cool place to just hang out in the shade.

Thank Brock P
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

A great historical fort to visit for the young and the older!!! Not much of the fort is left so one gets to use their imagination. It's keeping the enemy at bay on the Ashley River. The Indians called this river the Boo-shoo-ee.

Thank Carin W
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Great history site worth the stop bout a hour to tour it all cost on a dollar per car and we all had a good time

Thank Eric X
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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