Angel Oak Tree, Johns Island

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  • The tree was truly amazing in size and stature, both wonderful to experience and photograph. It's worth it! The facilities......another story. Driving lane to get to the tree was bumpy and... 
    The tree was truly amazing in size and stature, both wonderful to experience and photograph. It's worth it! The facilities......another story. Driving lane to get to the tree was bumpy and...  more »
  • A must see for the nature lovers. Travel brochures cannot convey the extent or stateliness of this mighty oak. A unique experience viewing a tree that was already 150 years old before America even... 
    A must see for the nature lovers. Travel brochures cannot convey the extent or stateliness of this mighty oak. A unique experience viewing a tree that was already 150 years old before America even...  more »
  • To see a tree this huge and with lots of branches spread that has been living for 400+ years is special. The efforts undertaken to keep the tree stable is commendable. Nice relaxing place to spend... 
    To see a tree this huge and with lots of branches spread that has been living for 400+ years is special. The efforts undertaken to keep the tree stable is commendable. Nice relaxing place to spend...  more »
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  • The Angel Oak Tree is a necessary free attraction to see while on vacation in Charleston. It was so beautiful and pictures honestly cannot do it justice. We went on a Monday which you would think would mean not a lot of people would be there, but there definitely was! The beauty and size of this tree are unmatched. My fiance proposed this Monday at the tree and I couldn't think of a better place to say yes at! If you are wanting anything from the gift shop however make sure to bring a lot of cash. There's signs saying baskets and anything with a green sticker we're cash or check only. And the baskets while gorgeous, were ridiculous. The tiniest basket was $90. I get it's handcrafted but it was ridiculous to see the price of it. They had "authentic" Angel Tree branch key chains for $20! We bought some cookies and fancy pralines and I looked up the company afterward to buy some more. They are up charging 100%. A $4.99 pack through the company was $10 in their store. Just crazy to use such a beautiful place to rip off people who want souvenirs.
  • This may have been the most powerful spiritual experiences I've ever felt. Something about this tree just called to me. It drew me in beyond being in awe of its beauty. It felt like I had been there before a million times. It felt so familiar and I can't explain why. It drew me overcoming me with the feeling to put my hands on it. As I stood below it looking up through its many branches into the small amount of light above it. A wave of calm and peace washed over me and I couldn't help but to start crying never knowing why. It was a great way to end our South Carolina adventure and I can't wait to go back.
  • Free attractions. Pretty popular. Pets are welcome but not appreciated to go past a certain spot. Informative signs about the tree. Down fall is all the other signs with rules and saying to not touch/sit etc, which is understandable but takes away from the natural beauty. Gift shop and bathrooms located at the tree. Road is rough getting back to tree, any car could make it, just a lot of pot holes so be careful and go slow. Enjoy and be respectful. Donations.
  • Free attractions and absolutely beautiful to see in person! Pay attention to the rules and saying to not touch/sit under the tree or near, you will get in trouble, which is understandable but the rules are getting a bit outrageous and take away from being able to enjoy the tree.. I feel as if the rules are so strict they might as well not allow people to go near the tree but to just see it from the outside of the fenceā€¦.
  • LOVED the tree! It's worth seeing but the gate was closed when we went. The signs said open and no signs indicating why the gates were closed for entry. The tree is too large to fit in a single frame for photos. There were maybe 15 people visiting the day we went, and we were all taking pics through the fence. Limited but free parking on the street.

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