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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

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Address: 1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-6008
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+1 843-852-4200
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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We contemplated this or one of the plantations. We made the right choice here. There would be no plantations without the success of this landing. Most Charleston history is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We contemplated this or one of the plantations. We made the right choice here. There would be no plantations without the success of this landing. Most Charleston history is about after the settlement. This is about where it all started. Without this landing history, the rest is lacking in information. Please go here first and then decide if a plantation... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

what a cool experience this was! They have a cute zoo, and beautiful grounds, but the most fun is riding a bike around to the different locations. The old ship is the best!! what a gorgeous environment

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful day strolling this historic place. The museum was informative and well done. The grounds were beautiful and quiet. We only wish we would have planned a longer stay. Three hours would have been a good amount of time to see everything. A great stop in Charleston.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice outdoor space with a 3 mile walk. Weddings compromise the experience a bit. The flowers and views are nice and there is a bit of history told. Allow about 2 hours. $10 per person adult admission.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific enjoyable walking path through beautiful forested grounds, interspersed with historical displays. There's even a zoo.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite State Park to time travel back to Colonial Days with the original settlement of Charleston Towne Landing. We love the way things were as well as the zoo, a favorite walk or bike ride for Charlestonian Properties.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charles Towne Landing, the first settled colony in South Carolina, is a great place to discover the origins of Charleston. The grounds are beautifully maintained, with something for everyone to enjoy. All areas are well marked and include walking paths, historical ruins, a zoo, an exhibit hall, and the not-to-be-missed replica sailing ship. Restrooms are located throughout the property and... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful park filled with gigantic live oaks, Camillas, and over seven miles of trail. Great way to see the history of the south and how it was first settled. Exhibits of the original palisade wall, defense barricades, animal displays of the population first found there all combine to give the visitor a taste of "you were there".

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have 2 or more hours then go experience the first permanet English settlement (1670) in Carolina. There is an exhibit hall, then miles of trails that provides insight into Colonial history, including a replica sailing ship. Also, wander through their natural habitat zoo area and gardens.

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Charleston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to walk about , enjoy the surroundings and imagine the history of the place.This is a very comfortable place to expose kids to history.

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