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“Great way to learn early SC history”

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
Ranked #34 of 245 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A historic village recreating the life and times of America's early settlers.
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Charlestown Landing is a great way to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon and learn about early South Carolina history. The Visitor's Center features an incredible museum where you can become immersed in the early settler's experience. We enjoyed walking along the Animal Forest trail that features some of the native animals and beautiful views of the marsh. With only 1.5 hours to spend at the park before it closed, we did not have time to experience all of the trails and exhibits. I'd estimate that you'd need at least 3 - 4 hours to see everything at a relaxed pace. Also, with so much walking involved, cooler weather probably provides a better experience and be sure to bring along some water.

Thank tigerlily93
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We had a nice day and enjoyed a nice trip around the path in the park. We were glad that the desk where we paid $7 for entrance also loaned us a wheelchair. My 89 y.o. mom gets around pretty but couldn't do 3 miles and that made it work for us. There were signs for Elk but didn't see elk. They are working on the otter pool and the wolf pen so we missed those animals. The camellias were profuse as were the azaleas. It was beautiful. There is a nice big house for weddings and such in the middle and many live oaks with the long low branches and Spanish moss.

1  Thank eatmoresalmon
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a great facility for learning about the history of Charleston. A big hit with my children was the replica of a sailing ship that brought settlers to Charleston. Even though Charleston surrounds the site, it has the feel of being isolated once you get in the park. I went once in the early spring and once in the summer. DEFINITELY, go in the spring!

1  Thank SEB8536
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Charles Towne Landing was recommended by the nice lady who took our Ft. Sumpter cruise reservations. After an morning of being bored at the fort, our 11 y.o. DD enjoyed Charles Towne Landing. Very kid-friendly; trees to climb, space to do cartwheels, etc... There is a lovely, and interesting, walking trail, fully paved. The interpretive center is great!


A lovely plantation house graces the grounds.
There is, also, a small zoo, though we did not take that path.

For our fam, this was time well spent.

Thank alwaysamber
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Excellent place to relax and take our three year old so he could run. Spend a few extra dollars ans get the "walkman" that will give you the history of the area as you walk thru it.

Thank PatPerry
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