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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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Good for a quick visit, a short drive from Charleston

A nice State Historic Site. All of the original village has gone, but the ruins of the old fort and part of the church are still visible. There is a very interesting old cemetery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Charleston, SC
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a very small, but pretty state park. Lots of places to walk, picnic, or play games in the grass. Great for small children and families. The park does have some historical areas you can see, but it is not a place that will keep you busy for hours. Don't miss the Ashley River as it quietly flows by... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A nice State Historic Site. All of the original village has gone, but the ruins of the old fort and part of the church are still visible. There is a very interesting old cemetery with 4-5 generations of family buried there. It's a nice place for a picnic and bring along your fishing pole as the Ashley river runs right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

I love going out here! Peace and a walk along the river brings you in close to blue herons, Hawks, turtles and an occasional reptile or two. The old fort is made of Tabby and dates back to the original colonial days.

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great place to walk around and take pics. The grounds are beautiful and full of HIstory. We were there to do a photo shoot. Lots of to see.

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Mamaroneck, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

State park pass or honor system to pay, site of back up for ammunition storage for Charleston during the Revolutionary War. Upload info on cemetery and self guided tour before you go. Only takes an hour, nice walk along the Ashley River.

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Rockville, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The weather was hot and humid along the river in July. Fall might be a better time to visit but the ruins were interesting. What was amazing was the entrance. The prices are posted. You put your money in an envelope and place it in a box and then hang your parking tag on your mirror. An honor system!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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