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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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Nice Park & history

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
Timothy B
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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