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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Fun, quick little visit!

It's a small park, but well maintained and easy to walk around. The entrance fee is an honor system for $2/person. Easy park to get in and out of with lots of informative signs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It's a small park, but well maintained and easy to walk around. The entrance fee is an honor system for $2/person. Easy park to get in and out of with lots of informative signs. It's an active archaeological site, so you might get lucky and get to see people digging! I brought my dogs and had a good time wandering... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been going fishing here with my husband for about 6 years now it is cute and quiet it does have a drive around area

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The arch way by the old cemetery, would be a great place for a small wedding. And the Fort is cool too. It's worth it to see it.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This our family's favorite picnic spot. The kids love the large open area where they can run. We take a walk down to the river and to the ruins on the opposite side of the park. It's a pretty cool place to visit.

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Branchville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Well we ae trying to see all of the state historic sites and state parks so this is one of them. We went with our kids, (13 and8 years old). The kids were able to run around the area and see the stuff, however they were not overly excited. For kids may be boring- overall full of history for SC,

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

My two year olds only interest was hot to climb everything. We didn't get to walk the trials because he ot wanted to climb that brick wall.

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Shelby, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

First the park is easy to locate. Upon entering the park there is a 2 dollar per person fee for a day visit. The fee was ok. There are picnic tables which my wife and I put to use. The tables were clean and neat. The grounds are quiet and well kept. The park is well marked to provide information... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Excellent family location to visit. Very cheap admission fee, access to the river and very cool to see the remains of the Bell Tower, the Fort and the cemetery. My kids loved running around and I loved taking a break in an area that wasn't over crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I've driven past the sign for this place dozens of times and finally we went there. Very small park but the story behind it was amazing. Glad I visited. They were doing some sort of dig today also and that was interesting.

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Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Although Dorchester State Park is small it has some beautiful scenery and a couple historic remnants. It is very peaceful. A great place for a picnic.

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Additional Information about Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Address: 300 State Park Rd, Summerville, SC 29485
Phone Number: (843) 873-1740
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Summerville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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