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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

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A historic village recreating the life and times of America's early settlers.
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1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-6008
+1 843-852-4200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking through this historical site--the original site of Charleston. First, we went through the animal exhibits. The animals were amazingly close. Closest I've ever been to a bald eagle. He was beautiful & animated. One of the bears was out; bison were feeding...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although shortened by rainy weather, this excursion was well worth the time spent. The history/visitors center is well-laid out and displays a fascinating view of the area's history. The time span is from the early 1600s to late 1700s and gives a comprehensive (and relatively...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here with 3 littles and grandpa. Nice shop, but very crowded, especially when people are waiting in line to buy tickets. Lots of people here with bikes, I think they rent them which would be a great way to get around. Tons to see...More

Thank WidthAdventures
Reviewed September 9, 2018

The area was very nice. The river walk was nice seen alligators and turtles. Also a nice maritime museum that worked on donations.

Thank Larry D
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I hadn't been here in probably 20 years and it has really changed! Most is for the better - although I liked the dirt trails better than the paved ones now - but it was probably paved so handicapped folks could enjoy. There's a historical...More

Thank pbear1952
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Visited here for a wedding and the venue could not have been more beautiful. The ceremony took place on a lawn surrounded by beautiful oak trees with Spanish moss, and the reception took place in the Legare Waring House's patio. While this historic site is...More

Thank Carmen L
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful and interesting place! The animals were neat to learn about and the pathway being paved was great for walking and pushing the stroller. What a relaxing way to learn! The informational guide on the boat was such a help learning more about...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

I love everything about this place. The visitor center has a lot of information and a self-walk through tour of the history of the area. There is a small zoo that has tons of pretty animals. The landing has a boat that you can check...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2018

Within view of downtown Charleston, this gem of a State Park gives the visitor a glimpse of the original 1670 settlement by the British. My wife and I rented one of the audio tour devices ($5) which led us through the 1 mile History Trail....More

Thank Ken D
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Spent a few hours here and it was beautiful. If you like walking and enjoying the view this is ideal.

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March 5, 2018|
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Response from Terrie J | Reviewed this property |
If you want to go to the boat then it will take longer. I would recommend 3 to 4 hours. If you take a picnic lunch, there is a small picnic area outside the back door of the main building which is very quiet and has tables... More
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June 30, 2017|
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Response from RedpepperPam | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jessica! I've been to all of the places you listed, and since you have kids AND elderly parents with you, I would choose Magnolia gardens. They have a tram ride that goes all over the grounds, and since it will... More
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I believe this is the spot