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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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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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Where Charleston Landed!

Charleston's history all here and outdoor zoo too! You will enjoy learning about the settlers and local animals. Go and learn, enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Frank C
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Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston, South Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Charleston's history all here and outdoor zoo too! You will enjoy learning about the settlers and local animals. Go and learn, enjoy!

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Thank Frank C
Charleston, South Carolina
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Charles Towne Landing park has so many things to offer, it is a great way to spend a day. First of all, historically this was the location of the original Charleston settlement. It is across the Ashley River from the current location of the city of Charleston. They have historical markers, buildings, and gardens depicting life in the 1600s... More 

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Thank writerguy1976
North Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend checking out the Wine Down Wednesday events while they have them. Only a handful or so per year, a great way to spend an evening after work!

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Thank KyAnneM
Charleston, South Carolina
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charles Town Landing is a special place, a different type of state park. There is the historical walk where you walk and learn and you are actually in the place where South Carolina was first settled. There is also the Animal Forest, a terrific zoo in a natural forest setting. This is a small zoo but set up so nicely... More 

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Chicago, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The camellias and tea olive were blooming when we visited. Wonderful scent from the olives. Zoo and ship launch are good for kids, lots of walking. Visitor center was much better than I expected.

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Thank Denise J
Charleston, South Carolina
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a wonderful historic site available in West Ashley. For an inexpensive admission fee, you are able to visit a petting zoo, and/or can take a walk back into history. Following a well marked trail you can learn how Charles Towne Landing was developed. An educational exercise..

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Charlestown Landing is a nice outdoor experience with some history tossed in and some nature sprinkled around. I'm not sure if they want to be a park, or a zoo, or a museum. Not the best historic state park but it has some things going for it. First the $10 per person fee is excessive for a state park but... More 

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Buffalo, West Virginia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We came out to visit and this was one of our favorite activities together! Beautiful experience all around! We loved seeing all the oaks and rich history! The park was spacious and very nice! We would definitely come back and next time we will rent the bikes and bring a lunch! There is a lot of walking so wish we... More 

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Rutledge, Tennessee
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This historic site is a wonderful, peaceful place to take a family. We stopped there on a surprisingly warm, 80-degree December day and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals, biking the short trail, climbing on the little ship, gazing up at the large trees, and visiting the museum/visitor's center.The folks at the center were very helpful and the exhibits were very... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is a great place to visit, the gardens and the trees are wonderful. The walking was great because all the trails are paved. The animal forest part was okay, most of the animals didn't want to be seen.

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