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Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

300 State Park Rd, Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 873-1740
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Summerville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Cultural
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Summerville, South Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

They periodically have Revolutionary War reenactments. I love to take photos here, too. They also host other family-friendly events. We sometimes come here for a picnic with the grands. Take a trip here and check it out!

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Summerville, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Colonial Dorchester County State Park is the site where the first settlers of Summerville, South Carolina landed on the shores of the Ashley River. There is not a whole lot to see at the site, but there is a neat tower made from mortar and sea shells. (Don't see that every day)

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Learn how settlers lived and how they laid out their town. We learned why the buildings were narrow in width but long in length

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Summerville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just off Dorchester Road. Close to Summerville SC. Picnic table are shaded. Interesting history lesson. It is on the Ashley River. There is a walking trail. There are historical remains. Is used for photo shoots. Check dates for reenactments.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It used to be the northernmost fort from Charleston, SC It is a wonderful place for a Picnic and a stroll at the river.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you are a history buff, this is your place. Full of facts, walking trail, on the river...beauty everywhere.

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Charleston, SC
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is right off Dorchester road amidst the hub bub... and probably most of its inhabitants haven't been here. A great detour for a local fun history lesson. Dig going on know. Will need to check that out again!

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Summerville, South Carolina
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16 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a great place to relax, have a picnic, go fishing, or even learn parts of history. My kids love adventuring in the ruins and fishing here. This is just a fun relaxing place in such a busy part of town, but you would never know it. Must go and take a blanket...;-)

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Summerville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went here because we were curious, but unfortunately it did not have much that sparked our interest. A few land markers, some old graves, and the partial ruins of what used to be a for and a church. The Ashley River is pretty to look at, but an hour is all you will need at most to wander around... More

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We are trying to visit all 47 of SC's state parks this year. So far we have been to 17. We very much enjoyed this site. It was a brief visit. We walked around the area, read the educational signages and looked out at the Ashley River and imagined how the defenses would have been. I always enjoy touring old... More

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