Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Charleston

(4.5/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This park had so much more to offer than I would have imagined. I decided to drive to the park after seeing a road sign for it, so arrived without much of a clue as to what it would entail. My husband...  more »
  • I expected this to be just a few signs but there was actually so much to do here so it offers many hours of possible learning and entertainment. I would love to go back when the gardens are in bloom! ...  more »
  • We've been to Charleston many times, yet never visited Charles Towne landing until this year. We learned so much about this history of Charleston on this visit. The park and gardens were beautiful. Yo...  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.