Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, Summerville: Hours, Address, Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site Reviews: 4.5/5

Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site
4.5
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
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revjcs
Fort Mill, SC377 contributions
Well worth a visit.
Apr 2021 • Friends
This was a really interesting place! Good early history of the area, well signed. Ranger was really helpful - even my pack too research a different answer and come back and find us to give it to us.
Written 27 April 2021
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Tommy M
Ocean Isle Beach, NC172 contributions
Walk through Histroy.
Apr 2021
This is and interesting Historic Site that I didn't even know about until recently. It sits directly on the upper Ashley River. I just wish they had more informational displays than they currently do.
Written 16 April 2021
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lisaschroeder64
Overland Park, KS40 contributions
Cool Old Site
Mar 2021
Very interesting and well done site. The information on all of the placques was easy to read and then had maps and a small model of what the town looked like back in the day. Great weather for the family to be outside and enjoy. The old church structure is quite cool if you like that sort of thing.
Written 27 March 2021
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JuneNY
1,483 contributions
LOTS OF HISTORY HERE!
Mar 2021
The site offers self guided tours with plenty of informational signs available so you can learn the history of this place. The remnants of the fort and the bell tower from the church are highlights of this park. They also have picnic areas and nice restrooms. Well worth a visit!!
Written 13 March 2021
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EvanGuthrie
Charleston, SC7,184 contributions
Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site
Oct 2020 • Couples
Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site on Dorchester Road in Summerville is a well preserved colonial experience that is a worth a visit. I like the self guided tour that they have available and all of the information stations that they have at different stops. You are able to imagine what everything looked like 300 years ago. This is something that can be fully visited quickly if you would like or you can stay longer and have a picnic by the river.
Written 14 November 2020
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daearz77
Charleston, SC452 contributions
Really neat place
Sep 2020 • Family
We recently moved to the area and had seen the sign from the road many times for this park. We decided to go and were very glad we did. One heads up, the entry fee is cash only and is in a drop box with no one working the box. Therefore, exact cash is needed ($3 per adult and $1 per child six and older).

While the site isn’t huge, there’s a lot to explore and different trails near the Ashley River. There was enough history and kiosks to educate our 6 year old without feeling she was overwhelmed with information. Once you are finished exploring, there are numerous areas and picnic tables to have lunch or just sit and enjoy the beauty of the area. I highly recommend this place!
Written 21 September 2020
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BraxtonDog
Summerville, SC114 contributions
Education and exercise
Jul 2020 • Couples
We visited on a Saturday morning. It is a nice little self guided tour of the grounds that included information about the first settlers of the area. Not a ton of things to see but still worthwhile to see and learn.
Written 18 July 2020
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Jill M
Summerville, SC278 contributions
Peaceful Stroll
Jul 2020 • Couples
We took the self-guided walking tour and enjoyed learning about the history of the area. It seems a marvel so much of the structure (church and battery) has survived considering the burnings and hurricanes it has endured. From the brochure: “ The town was a flurry of activity...in 1775” but “ was never able to recover from the damage and economic disruption of the revolutionary war”.
Written 18 July 2020
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Kim J
Summerville, SC11 contributions
Beautiful site
Feb 2020 • Couples
We recently went to Colonial Dorchestor State Park. It was very informative regarding the early history of the area, the ruins were amazing, and there were wonderful walkways that provided the opportunity to enjoy nature in a peaceful setting.
Written 23 February 2020
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Barbara S
156 contributions
History
Feb 2020 • Friends
There were information boards throughout a nature walk. You can touch and stand where ever you like. It gave me a sense of actually being linked to history.

We were lucky to go while this gentleman was repairing the wall. He told us about how it was put together and the differences. He also told us about other building he restored locally.

We brought a lunch and ate it at a bench. There are restrooms and a water fountain.
Written 15 February 2020
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