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Angel Oak Tree

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Address: 3688 Angel Oak Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455
Phone Number: (843) 559-3496
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Wonderful tree. Free. Owned by the city of Charleston, SC. The estimates of its age range from 300 to over 1500 years old. My own personal estimate of its age is: billions of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful tree. Free. Owned by the city of Charleston, SC. The estimates of its age range from 300 to over 1500 years old. My own personal estimate of its age is: billions of years old (the atoms that its made of). If you're in the area, go see it. It's in the same neck of the woods as the Charleston... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

we have been to the "Angel" several times with visitors. I am still in awe of this majestic beauty. located just a few miles off of Savannah Highway. It is a free exhibit. Don't miss the sign, it comes up fast and is at the end of a dirt road. The access road to the Angel is a dirt road,... More 

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Chicago, Il
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23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth stopping here after magnolia plantation on circle route back to Charleston. We bought lunch from Fishnet Seafood on I-17 and ate at the picnic table gazing at this HUGE tree. It makes one feel humble and very young to know something lived 1500 years and is still standing. Free, and well worth the detour

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Brooklyn, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

On your way to/from Tea Plantation of Charleston,SC stop to see A VERY OLD Live Oak said to be 300-400 years "young" because it could live another 500 years! It is 31 feet around and provides 17,000 sq feet of shade. The longest limb is 89 feet. A Tree to see!

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Columbus, Ohio
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249 reviews 249 reviews
109 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My son had told me about this tree but I couldn't imagine it's size. It was incredible! How wonderful that a tree that is older than our country has been preserved!

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United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

majestic and powerful, this beautiful oak stands nestled in a small pocket off a dirt road. There are not many remaining like him. Not as tall as the redwoods or old growth patriarchs of the west coast; she chooses instead to allow her branches to amble across and be supported by the earth. It's a slowdown kind of place. A... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Oak Tree is just off Highway 17 and as such is convenient if you are headed to or coming back from Savannah. We ate a lunch of fried green tomatoes and some salads. They were nice but average in quality. Service was excellent.

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Johns Island, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I have lived on Johns Island (where the tree resides) for 9 years and only recently viewed it and was visibly and affectively blown away that the tree in all its glory has survived intact for so long, and is very majestic in appearance.

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bryson city,nc
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great setting and the largest Great Oak on record. A great place to visit before lunch or dinner. Definitely bring a camera.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Angel Oak is one of the most beautiful trees you will ever see! Its tremendous size belies description. Branches curl upwards and around making this a true show-tree! It is at least 300 years old and there have been many local "fights" about keeping it green and the preservationists have finally won and the county now owns all the... More 

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