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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
Ranked #31 of 250 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 20, 2013

On a recent 2 day trip to Charleston we went to Charles Town Landing as we had never been
there before. For us--80 years old--it had too much walking for what was available to see. Not many flowers were blooming and the information given for the walk we found hard to follow. We felt time would have better spent strolling downtown.

We enjoyed the museum and learned many things we didn't know about early settlers. There are picnic tables and the grounds are well maintained and lots of room for children to play.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We enjoy Charles Towne Landing so much that we became members! It is a wonderful taste of early Charleston history. The small museum is interesting even for younger children. My 7 year old loves the interactive parts. We love the zoo and enjoy always seeing the animals. The palisades make it real for kids (and adults) to see what it was like. One of our favorite parts is the ship you can visit. The same gentleman is always working and he is a delight. He is so knowledgeable and makes it fun for kids. We always enjoy the time we spend at Charles Towne Landing!

Thank tomnkat
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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.

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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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