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Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

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Address: 300 State Park Rd, Summerville, SC 29485
Phone Number: (843) 873-1740
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Peaceful and educational.

A very quiet and peaceful place. Learn a little of what it was like 250 yrs ago. I am always impressed how these structures were built and how they are still standing. There is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Robin S
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Walled Lake, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

enjoy park visits, those this historic relivance are best. Walk and visit with history. read markers as you walk. Close your eyes and amagine what it must have been like.

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Walled Lake, Michigan
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44 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A very quiet and peaceful place. Learn a little of what it was like 250 yrs ago. I am always impressed how these structures were built and how they are still standing. There is a $2.00 fee you place in an envelope and drop in a box at the entrance. Cemetary adjacent to the church remains had head stones dating... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Great place for kids to run around and learn a little history. My son loves history and begs to go here.

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love going to this park off of Dorchester Rd. It's full of history. I have never been ther when it was crowded. You can walk walk through the quiet paths and enjoy the past and present. They also have reenactments through out the year.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A nice little spot seemingly in the middle of the city! Turn down the entrance lane and you'll be transported to a lovely little historical spot. A nice place to wander about a bit and sit by the river to relax.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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