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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Beautiful Park

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Ventnor City, New Jersey

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Original site of Charles Town. Has a zoo of sorts with a few sad looking animals. The historic house was closed for a wedding that evening. Have a replica of the original sailing ship used b the British. Lot's of walking. Did not walk in the gardens, very warm July afternoon. Did not feel cohesive in purpose.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Charles Towne Landing is a beautiful, must-see if you are exploring the Charleston area and its history. We stopped in on a Friday and it was beautiful. The large oak trees, the paths, the marsh and swamp, the wildlife and the history were all amazing. Our dog even had a good time. This is a must-do.

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Mamaroneck, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is an important site in understanding the history of SC. This is where it all began. Excellent interpretive guides, audio tour and signage. Animal parks help you understand what wildlife was in SC before English arrived. Gives a great balance and historic foundation to the Ashley River plantations and Charleston hyperbole. State park, very reasonable, inside museum, gift shop... More 

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Atlanta, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great historical location and very informative education displays. The park is located on a beautiful property. The small "zoo" is a nice bonus. The landing area is presented in a very interesting way with a model house, stockades and an era sailboat which you can board. The tram is a great way to get around the park and the entire... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stumbled upon this area one day. It's a very nice park that has quiet a few things to check out and learn about the history! Very nice area to take a walk on a nice day.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is off the beaten path in Charleston, and more of an afterthought for visitors, or a place locals take their guests when they're tired of the beach. But it's really worth a visit for a number of reasons. It's much, much larger than you would expect, so be prepared to walk a lot. It's divided into two areas; there... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a must on your trip to Charleston. Easy to find, plenty of nature walks, first ship that arrived in Charleston, and other items of interest.

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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My kids were just too hot to enjoy this. We did like the animal exhibits. Unfortunately, my son's audio tour ran out of batteries shortly after starting the tour and we couldn't really go back to get a new one. When we turned in the tour, they didn't offer a refund or anything. Bring a drink with you and go... More 

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Additional Information about Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Address: 1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
Phone Number: 843 852 4200
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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