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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: 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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A lot of memories here

We used to take field trips here when I was a boy back in the early 1970s. It looks like they are making improvements to the place; giving it a facelift; bringing in a new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
dan w
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We used to take field trips here when I was a boy back in the early 1970s. It looks like they are making improvements to the place; giving it a facelift; bringing in a new generation. It is certainly worth the visit. It is a great value for the money.

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a day here. Wonderful history, informative and fun seeing the rescued animals. If you have a family would be nice to pack a lunch. However you can leave the park and come back same day. Just keep your receipt to show on return.

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on our visit on a hot August day so there was very few tourists, but we loved it. There is a ship to walk on, archaeological sites, reproductions, a zoo, etc. It easily filled three to four hours of our day. We brought our lunch and sat in their air conditioned lunch area. Our only regret was that... More 

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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having grown up here, I have been many times over the years. From childhood school trips to as recently as going over just to ride bikes in the beautiful, peaceful nature and history. It's a great spot! The staff are wonderful and everyone is helpful. The Animal Forest is the first of its kind in the country - designed by... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love visiting Charles Town Landing. It's a lot of walking so please be prepared for that, but it's just beautiful. They rescue animals and so they have a small zoo, which is great for the kids. They have a ship you can get on and they do a small presentation. It can be very interactive.

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Prosperity, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun place to visit if you have children that need a little time for children. Animals, reproduction ship, lots of room to run. It is also the site of the original Charleston settlement.

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Thank Hannah H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Morning visit and no animals in the wildlife areas (even no otters!). House is NOT open to public. $5 for audio tour that offers little information. Gardens are nice, but not fantastic. Save the money and tour a plantation!

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Thank Tommy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank AnneMarie E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 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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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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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