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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

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Address: 1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
Phone Number: 843 852 4200
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A historic village recreating the life and times of America's early...

A historic village recreating the life and times of America's early settlers.

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Great visit no matter what your age ...

Couldn't wait to post a review for Charles Towne landing .. if you are a 1st time visitor to the area or a local, spending time at this site is well worth the time and certainly a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Couldn't wait to post a review for Charles Towne landing .. if you are a 1st time visitor to the area or a local, spending time at this site is well worth the time and certainly a great value for all you experience. Great place to take children, but no matter your age, will find this venue of great interest.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing! I loved it took a few hours but it was awesome and really informative and great learning experience from the past!

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1 Thank TK0083
Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I felt so bad for these animals. Their enclosures were small, smelly, and many water dishes were empty. I urge anyone visiting this place to find someone and complain about the conditions. If the animals had been in better conditions this would have been a full 5 star attraction you could spend most of the day enjoying. It's the site... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is where Charleston was first settled. Ten years later the city moved across the river and onto the peninsula. This site was left behind and pretty much forgotten. Today it is a state park with some historic recreations such as the stockade wall, some typical structures from the 1690s, cannons, embankments, and best of all a small ship docked... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We attending a wedding at Summerall Chapel at The Citadel on May 28th after which we attended a reception at Legare Waring House, 1500 Olde Towne Rd. The reception was to be outdoors on the grounds of this historic antebellum plantation however tropical storm Bonnie had other ideas and forced the guests inside a huge tent set upon the grounds... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Love this state park and historical site. Lots to do and the Animal Forest is unique. Early in the day is better, as is high tide to experience the Ashley River in all her glory. I visit each season. One of my favorite spots as a local.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

My family had a wonderful time here! I would suggest to wear good walking shoes. Bring lots of water (for hotter months). There is a small gift shop that you can buy water and other beverages. You can use the strollers and wagons but I would suggest bringing your own due to their supply gets rented quick. All the trails... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

You must visit this site if you are interested at all in the historic city of Charleston. Excellent informative display in Visitors Centre, and a walking trail down through the original town site with great replicas of fortifications etc. Very enjoyable. The Animal Forest with its lovely Bison was good to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Did you know that Charleston has a zoo?! Well the Charles Towne Landing does and you will enjoy it. My wife and I used to be members when we live closer and that was our own private walking and jogging path. Now we take the kids there a couple times a year for the animals, history and relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We're very glad to have spend a couple of hours at this State Park. Its visitor center contained a very interesting display, explaining the history of the city, from the native Americans, through the Europeans' landing and need for assistance, their ways of life, etc. There was a recently built ship more or less of the size that the Europeans... More 

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