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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

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Address: 1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-6008
Phone Number: +1 843-852-4200
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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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In addition to this being a great Charleston treasure for history, this is a park, a zoo and a learning center all in one. Worth visiting more than once!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In addition to this being a great Charleston treasure for history, this is a park, a zoo and a learning center all in one. Worth visiting more than once!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the park during the Garden and Gun Jubilee. The Park is lovely and serene- a wonderful place for a bike ride, dog walk or to just let your kids run. Even though the weather was gray the park was simply a beautiful place to be.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place for a walk as well as you can learn much about history and natural history. Rangers were very helpful as was signage

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There museum inside the main building is interesting and has some nice artifacts. Outside the grounds are nice and there are signs here and there with info about the settlement, and a few recreations. The really amazing area is the Avenue of Oaks. These two rows of gigantic live oaks form a dramatic approach to the old mansion. it is... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unbelievable place for a wedding and a great place to visit and see history.Their are trees that date back to then 1600s.

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South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Besides the historical importance of the site, it's a good walking area. You can't beat the flatness of the whole site.

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Newark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a wedding here this week. It is a beautiful venue for an outdoor wedding and reception. But, in this instance in November, 2016 the temperatures dropped into the 50 degrees by the evening so the venue provided heat lights and fire pits and blankets for the ladies and children if needed. The only suggestion I have is they... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this park and know that Hurricane Matthew did some damage, especially in the Animal Forest so we were anxious to see it again. I have a Park Passport which allows you to go into any state park. The animal forest is reopen with the exception of the pumas. The animal forest is a favorite for small children. There... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This park is so worth the visit! This is where Charleston began as Charles Towne. You will find beautiful live oak-lined paths dripping with Spanish moss that transports you back to simpler times. There is a recreated fort-type area where on some weekends, there are musket or cannon firing demonstrations. A small river boat is also there to board and... More 

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Travel back in time and see how the first settlers lived and survived. Interesting stops along the way. Great for all ages.

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