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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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Mother daughter outing

Had a great time visiting the animals and seeing the ship. So much history and nice place to take a picnic lunch. There were bikes for rent and a free shuttle service. The rest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Had a great time visiting the animals and seeing the ship. So much history and nice place to take a picnic lunch. There were bikes for rent and a free shuttle service. The rest rooms were clean and air conditioned. Really enjoyed the park and can't wait to visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Where the settlers came. Great expanse. Easily walkable and good for wheel chairs. Loads of history. Beautiful grounds, well kept. Houses and boats to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great for kids. A little pricey considering the other activities in Charleston available. Bring your walking shoes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Other reviews share the unique educational experience of the park and I wanted to share our chocolate lab enjoyed it too! The only place dogs can't go is in the animal Forest aka zoo so my husband and I tagged team and one sat outside with our dog on a picnic bench. We enjoyed walking along the outer nature trail... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Charles Town Landing State Park is the site of the original Charles Town before it moved to the peninsula. The park is immense! We loved the history we learned and the beautiful views of the Ashley River. The zoo was a bonus. I highly recommend for any local or visitor!

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is supposedly the site of the first English colony in what is now South Carolina, about 1670. It has been archaeologically investigated and restored as a state park. They've even "restored" some of the original animals, too – the puma and red fox being the most interesting. The excellent visitor center tells much of the history of the place... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Charlestowne Landing is an excellent outdoor venue. With a most informative museum, and three miles of trails through a lush and beautiful marshland/plantation, you get a learning experience and outdoor adventure. Don't miss the ship -- "Adventure" or the many outdoor exhibits of South Carolina colonial life.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Enjoying a few hours at charlestowne Landing is a perfect place for families to learn about Colonial life in a beautiful setting as well as enjoy the zoo and activities available. There is a replica of the little ship that brought the settlers to Charles Towne. Great place for a picnic and walking these peaceful grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We've seen most of the sights but we missed Charles Towne Landing. The grounds are beautiful..not so much for massive flower beds...there are none. But the grand old oaks on a green grass lawn are beautiful. The ship is also interesting as are a few other items of historical interest.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I love history and really enjoyed my tour of Charles Towne landing. It was truly informative. I will advise that there is a lot of walking involved.

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