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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

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Address: 1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
Phone Number: 843 852 4200
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Description: 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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This is a great little outing. Be warned that it can be hard to get a look at the wild animals in the zoo habitat, and the walk is mostly unshaded, but still, it's very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

This is a great little outing. Be warned that it can be hard to get a look at the wild animals in the zoo habitat, and the walk is mostly unshaded, but still, it's very worthwhile, especially the ketch Adventure. I don't know how many historic interpreters they have, but the man aboard the day we went was CJ, and... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Charles Towne Landing is amazing. The state park is a jewel in the crown of the South Carolina state park system. There is a lot to do here for both children and adults. There is a Zoo, historic recreation, museum, a reproduction ship, miles of walking trails, the house tour, bike rentals, gardens to explore. The Visitor Center is amazing.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We have been going to Charles Town Landing since I was a teenager (apprx. 25 yrs) and we went this summer for the first time in 6 years and it it nothing like it use to be. It was okay but it cost more and I did not think it was as good.

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Andrews, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I was so pleased that we visited this place of history and beauty. Walk the trails filled with grand gardens and old oaks draped with Spanish moss, lots of ater and wildlife . Very helpful staff to guide you towards the gardens and point out places of history. The kids loved it, so much for them to see and do.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great educational experience for the kids. We took my nieces there in the fall. Remember to use the free shuttle service down to the boat so that little legs are not too tired. After the boat we explored the stocks and bowling pit on the way to the animal forest. Both girls loved watching the animals which were close enough... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a great place for a fun afternoon with the grandkids! Shaded trails of beautiful crepe myrtles, palms, oaks, and hibiscus led to a small zoo with animals native to South Carolina. The tram ride down to the river was welcome since it was rather hot the day we visited. Once aboard the replica of a sugar ship, the guide... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We spent a couple of leisurely hours here on a Sunday afternoon when in town from Chicago. It's not full of special things to see, but it's a nice pastime. We took the tour of the house on the grounds. The house itself, redone in the 1950's, is nothing special, but it was great to have a guide give us... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I was highly impressed with the interactive museum inside as well as the grounds outside. There is a small zoo on the property that we weren't even aware of before going there. It's a great place to walk around on a nice day while being very informative. I also liked being able to go on board the ship they have... More 

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Loved this small Charleston park. I did not get to go to the "zoo" portion, but loved the historical figures walking around showcasing activities that the settlers would have been doing.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I've been visiting this park since it opened in the 1970's. It has undergone some changes but it is still a wonderful place. Now that I live in the general area, I'm a frequent visitor..once or twice a year. I love going for walks here and going through the animal park or down to the reproduction of the ship that... More 

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