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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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Lovely Grounds and Much History

Charles Towne Landing is a large park with beautiful grounds and a recreation of the early fort that was built on the site in the 1680s. There is a fine little museum which gives... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Charles Towne Landing is a large park with beautiful grounds and a recreation of the early fort that was built on the site in the 1680s. There is a fine little museum which gives an overview of the history of the site, and also a small zoo with animals native to the area.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

My Mum and I visited Charles Towne Landing because of the on-line reviews on Trip Advisor. I am so glad we did because it is such a beautiful park! My Mum is a photographer and she had a wonderful time photographing the grounds of the park. There was a very nice man who drove the grounds cart and he took... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The grounds are lovely and you can walk down to the water and spot alligators. We saw several out sunning themselves. There is a small, but interesting, collection of animals, including a buffalo. There is a ship replica that you can board. There are lots of picnic tables throughout the grounds making this the ideal stop as you travel from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Step back into time and learn about the origins of Charleston and the earliest of its settlers. Guides in period costume add to the experience and your visit to the sailing ship will be a big hit with the kids. Pick a nice day and plan to spend hours here.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Here is the site where settlers came ashore to begin life in "Charles Town" (named in honor of King Charles. Enjoy the views of the Ashley River, the exhibits of settlement history, the massive live oak trees dripping with Spanish Moss. If this is your first trip to the Charleston area, this is a "must see"! Located on highway 61... More 

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Holt, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Landing twice in one day. Once to check the grounds out and another to attend a late afternoon/evening wedding & reception. This place is beautiful! The perfect setting for a southern outdoor wedding. The atmosphere is romantic, tranquil, scenic, and a natural beauty!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Went with four children, ages 10, 8, 4, and 4. The highlights for them were the animals. For the adults, the best part was the beautiful scenery and the history. Be prepared to walk. Also be sure to bring your camera. Also bring plenty of water if you are visiting in the summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We didn't have a lot of time when we visited Charles Towne Landing, and our first priority was visiting the Animal Forest. It was an interesting walk around the trail. We found the otters and the turkeys most interesting. It was late afternoon when we visited, so many of the animals were sleeping or in hiding. I would recommend visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I had a wonderful time while I was here. I absolutely love animals so obviously that was my favorite part. It was very hot though while we were there so if you plan on going here come during the fall I would suggest because the heat was miserable with all the walking we did. Other than the heat I thought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

On our last day of our winter break and staying at Folly Beach, we stepped back in time and visited the Charles Towne Landing, which is a South Carolina State Park. It is the place where in 1670 settlers landed from Barbados. The park offers a self guided audio tour and gives guests a 3 mile stroll of a beautiful... More 

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