Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Charleston

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Historic Site
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 grounds with much historical meaning. Live animal type zoo which was fun to walk thru. Kids will have a blast and adults will learn a lot in the mean time. We went on Founders day and saw ca...  more »
  • We just took a self-guided walking tour of the grounds. Great place to go for an afternoon stroll with a low entry fee. We didn't get to see everything, but what we did see was absolutely beautiful- i...  more »
  • This park has paved trails through the first European settlement in Charleston. We started at the visitor center, and went thru the history museum. We then purchased the audio guide, and followed the ...  more »
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  • I absolutely LOVE Charles Towne Landing. As the original settlement landing that later became Charleston, I love the historic aspect. Being a state park makes entry more affordable than many of the other historic plantations along the Ashley River. But best of all, the staff is super friendly and nice to work with. I photograph a lot of weddings, proposals, engagement, bridal, and family sessions in this picturesque park...and it never fails to inspire creativity with it's scenic low-country backdrops!
  • I really enjoyed how well integrated the park was into a natural environment. Don't expect to be blown away by the zoo but what animals exhibits they do have are well done and honestly, with as much else they have to see, the zoo was a nice size. When we left it was hard to believe we were in the middle of charleston.
  • This is a huge state park. I've visited almost a handful of times, and I don't think I've seen everything yet. There are a good number of animals you go and see... like a mini zoo but bigger than you might think. Invest in the SC State Park pass so you can visit as much as you like during the year.
  • Staff was very helpful and friendly. The place is well kept and beautiful. Bring the kids and have a great day.
  • So much to see and do. Beautiful and well-kept grounds. Trails for walking and biking. Amazing wildlife. Planning a return visit.