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Charles Towne Landing

1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
843 852 4200
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Ranked #21 of 104 attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Running
Description: A historic village recreating the life and times of America's early settlers.
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Audubon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Visited here July, 2014 and found this to be a very interested place. We did not see everything because it was very hot but what we saw was great. There was a small museum that explained the settlement. Also, there was a little tram ride that brought us to a replica of a small boat that carried cargo up and... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful self guided walking tour of the original settlement of Charleston. Great for families on a budget and in search of historical significance.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Visited with husband and 3 young children. Very disappointed. First of all. It was 98 degrees and almost no shade at all. Then, the zoo was awful. The poor animals were sweltering in the heat. There was no water for them to cool off in or drink. They all looked sick and miserable. It was do hot we couldn't even... More

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Murphy, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We enjoyed our trip to Charles Towne landing. It is relatively inexpensive and very educational about the lives of the early settlers to Charleston. There is a wildlife experience area so you may see alligators and how the early settlers lived in the area. There is some walking involved so be prepared for the need to do this (probably 2... More

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Saint George, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been here on field trips and I always loved it. My husband and I came and really enjoyed the day. We watched them shoot the cannons which happens every third Saturday. Very wonderful experience. The staff was very helpful and truly have an interest for the history. Most of them are actually volunteers. Definitely gonna go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This place was great. I highly recommend going here. They have a small zoo with bears, deer, and other animals, a great history walk where you can go on a boat from the period and learn about sailing. The staff here were very nice and answered all my daughters questions. Also the cannon's and 1 room house were very interesting.... More

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New Jersey, USA
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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a State Historic Site. It is well worth the short drive from down town Charleston. They have re-created some of the original settlement, but have not over done it. You have a better sense of what life was like in the 1670s. The map guides you along paved walking paths to different areas. (animal forrest, native american, archaeology,... More

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waxhaw nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This place is great! The outside trail of history was very good. Animal viewing was fun. The inside museum was one of the best I have seen!

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Mt Airy NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

There are two distinct parts: walking tour & museum. Markers explain what you are seeing as you stroll past an Indian fort, palisade, planted gardens, forest, and water landing site. The ship replica is manned so you can understand the how and whys of transportation. You can hoist a sail, tie knots and climb on the "bones" of the ship.... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great place and friendly service. You can take your pet but not in the forest or stucture. But the ground and one going in at time was still great to see. But having you pet to go with you was great.

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