Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Charleston

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The site of the first English settlement along the coast of the Carolinas, Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site highlights flora and fauna. Different aspects of colonial daily life have been recreated, such as the experimental crop garden, which showcases crops cultivated by settlers. A natural zoo habitat reintroduces native species that roamed the woods in 1670s. Explore the "Adventure," a reconstructed, 17th-century cargo ship modeled after the vessels that brought goods from abroad. After touring the ship, you can view artifacts that are still being studied by scientists in the exhibit hall. Using our custom trip planner, Charleston attractions like Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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, ...  more »
  • 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, inc...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • A beautiful, quiet state park in the middle of the Charleston area with history, walking trails, and a small zoo. We love visiting just for the fresh air and the natural beauty.
  • The animal zoo is the best. I can't stand normal zoos cause those animals would be healthy normally. The animals here are not able to survive well on their own from what I believe. This educates others and hopefully saves lives. Oh and the historical stuff is cool too. I come here at least twice a year.
  • Awesome place for the whole family. Just don't forget bug spray like I did...mosquitoes and gnats can get annoying. All in all though awesome place! Will definitely go back.
  • I grew up as a child having my summer family vacations in Charleston. Two uncle's worked at Charles Towne Landing and one of them lived in the park. They both worked security and the one help care for specials errands etc for Ms. Wearing (?) Estate. Took the maid to grocery shop etc. He also took her to church on Sunday's as she didn't drive. My mother and us kids were very privileged to stay with my uncle when visiting. The greatest childhood memories of my life. Im 52 years old. It takes a lot of money to maintain the grounds and park and protect its beauty. Also the zoo with all the animals and bird forest. It was heavily damaged by hurricane hugo. A lot of animals and birds destroyed. So anyone (Stephen T.) that would complain about having to pay a $10 fee to "just get in a park"? Maybe you should go back and read all the history this glorious park holds. I recommend Charles Towne Landing to anyone who visits Charleston. I love it!!!
  • We have a membership and visit often. Sometimes we rent a bike for $5 and other times we just get all the pokemon stops.