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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Running
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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Fantastic family day out

Perfect day out. Little kids can run around while older can learn about early colonial life in Charlestown. The rangers are excellent and engage the kids and adults alike. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Middletown, Delaware
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Middletown, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Perfect day out. Little kids can run around while older can learn about early colonial life in Charlestown. The rangers are excellent and engage the kids and adults alike. The animal park is very small and sightings depend completely on whether the animals are sleeping or not but it is shaded and was a nice, short woodland walk for the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

If you want to get a feel for the local terrain, take a stroll, or a bike ride through Charles Towne Landing. The salt marshes, the Ashley River where dolphins feed and Osprey fish, the Ibis rookeries, the open fields full of bluebirds, live oaks dripping spanish moss. A great place to have a picnic, an easy drive from downtown.... More 

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MtPleasant
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Beautiful walking paths. Interesting animal exhibits for children and adults. Watch for days when there are special attractions. We happened to attend on a day where they fired the cannons and had a demonstration on fire lighting using a stone and piece of metal. The gentleman doing the fire demonstration would be a good candidate for Survivor!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The site is historic, the education basic, the walk lovely. I am sure this is a wonderful family/kids place (the reproduction ship, the petting zoo, etc.) but we seniors really enjoyed the peacefulness, the beauty of the flowering shrubs, the old trees. If you want to get away from the city yet be nearby, this is a lovely place to... More 

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Red Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

What more can you ask Great view's and American history in 1 place! Come and learn about our heritage!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The beauty of this place is hard to surpass. I may actually chose to get married here, if I ever find a would be groom :) Worth a visit. AAA members get a discount too!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was a very educational and fun family day. lots of walking and activities. The petting zoo was our little ones favorite part and I loved that you could rent or bring your own bikes to ride. Lots of space to wonder.

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

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

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

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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