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Charles Towne Landing

1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
843 852 4200
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Ranked #22 of 108 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Surprising mix of history, a small zoo, a 16th century sailing ship, and an antebellum home. Many weddings occur here. There are also pioneer days where living as a person who sailed here are recreated. Or you will just enjoy walking the grounds and gardens. .

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

We had a great visit to Charles Towne Landing. The visitors center was very nice and had a nice look into the history of the area. There was ample parking. There is an animal park area that was interesting. All the animals were not visible, but it was an enjoyable part of the park. We had bad weather approaching the... More

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Onancock, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Charlestowne Landing is a national treasure. There is something for everyone here, from the naturalist to the historian to the archeologist. Acres of pristine, spanish moss draped live oaks, paths through woodland and along marsh, a natural animal habitat with many species well cared for, a reproduction schooner.... All these, with ample parking and a state of the art welcome... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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378 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

wonderful historic site. A modern visitors center offers visitors a glimpse into the history of the city. Hands on activities along with relics make the center very educational. The animal park,while small,is nice. recreated walls and buildings make up what early Charleston looked like. Cannons and a replica ship add a great historical feel. Trails along the gardens are nice.... More

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Richmond
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a great place to walk. It is beautiful here. The animals look well cared for. The boat is fun and there is a man there to give the history of the Landing. There are signs throughout the walk with information. This is a great place to go for all seasons to see the plants and get exercise.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went here for a wedding, and it's absolutely gorgeous. It's a little tricky to navigate once you enter since the signs are pretty tiny, but I find that's typical of any plantation. I just asked a worker on a golf cart for directions. He was happy to help and pointed me in the right direction. The greenery was well-maintained... More

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I am a lover of all things history. I love the feeling of walking in the footsteps of our ancestors and thoroughly enjoyed doing so here! The animal area was fun for my little guy. The only negative was that I was unable to check out the plantation house because they were setting up for a wedding. The grounds are... More

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Charleston, SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Whenever I have groups on my walking tours with wee ones in tow, I always recommend Charles Town Landing, but it is an underutilized resource for locals as well. On any Charleston map, CTL is the large green area smack in the middle. Its a great place to walk the dog or ride a bike. I love strolling the gardens!... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Huge territory. We spend several hours there. You can either walk, or there is a shuttle that can take you from one end to another, because it is a lot of walking..Great place with lots and lots of history. The fee is $10 per person. Not too bad. If you are going on a hot day, make sure to bring... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Came here because it is in "500 places you have to take your kids." Our 'kids' are 19 and 22 and we had a great morning. Not sure what one of the previous reviewers was talking about, but there is LOTS of shade and if you go in the morning, the weather is perfect - even on a hot day.... More

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