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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-6008
+1 843-852-4200
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One of the best day trips in Charleston!

Bring lunch and picnic - bike rentals are available or bring your own! There is a tram to take you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charleston, South Carolina
Great for a family outing

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site has a little of something for all family members. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fred M
Summerville, South Carolina
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A historic village recreating the life and times of America's early settlers.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“animal forest” (56 reviews)
“small zoo” (29 reviews)
“sailing ship” (13 reviews)
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1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407-6008
+1 843-852-4200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring lunch and picnic - bike rentals are available or bring your own! There is a tram to take you all over the park and you can hop on and off whenever you choose. There is a relic ship, a homestead, many back trails and...More

Thank lisamhe2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site has a little of something for all family members. We particularly enjoyed the animal forest and the replica of the coastal sailing ship. The site has a nice little museum and the staff is as friendly and helpful. Be...More

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there often as a child and now with my child and it hasn't changed much but the price has gotten a little out of hand. We still go once a year because its great!

Thank Chanell M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see and do here. If you can rent a bike. April was a good month with the breeze; can see the bugs being awful during summer time. Beautiful landscaping and views. So glad it was saved and not developed.

Thank KatieAH2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with family. Our third time ever to Charleston as a family. We are history buffs, but never had know about this place. Very neat capsule of early Charleston history, before they moved the town to its present location. We did the walking tour, which...More

Thank drwade1
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We took our toddler grandchildren to the Animal Forest at Charles Towne Landing. What a great experience. The shorebirds were right there (in fact, you need to watch toddlers at that attraction as there is nothing stopping them from going from the pier to the...More

Thank Katy S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We took visiting family to Charles Towne Landing today. We had not been there in about 25 years. The walk among the large shade trees and lush foliage was a wonderful respite from the harsh, hot concrete and asphalt of West Ashley and the city....More

1  Thank Theresa C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The tickets are reasonably priced. They have an Animal Kingdom, almost like a zoo, that has indigenous animals of the region. The rest of the site includes information about the first settlement in the state. I would recommend paying the extra fee for the MP3...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This was somewhere I have always wanted to visit. A beautiful location, mixed in with the history was a nice side trip to take. Lots of walking, bring water, or if you don't they sell drinks in the gift shop. We took the time to...More

Thank Nikki B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We chose this over Fort Sumter for a place to take the kids and I think this was a true winner. There is a lot of walking involved but the animals are a great attraction. We used the shuttle for part of the time, which...More

Thank Miranda P
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jessica b
30 June 2017|
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Response from RedpepperPam | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jessica! I've been to all of the places you listed, and since you have kids AND elderly parents with you, I would choose Magnolia gardens. They have a tram ride that goes all over the grounds, and since it will... More
11 November 2016|
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Response from Union502 | Reviewed this property |
I believe this is the spot
Cara W
29 August 2016|
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Response from TK0083 | Reviewed this property |
. It's $10 for adults; $6.50 for seniors and $6 for ages 6-15