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Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

300 State Park Rd, Summerville, SC 29485-8431
+1 843-873-1740
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Beautiful Historic Site

If you like history or you just would like a beautiful place to go for a walk, this is a great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Irisheyes_777
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Nashville, Tennessee
Pleasant place to walk the dog

This place served our main purpose, which was to take ourselves and our dog out to a park that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LAGAVC78
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Owings Mills, Maryland
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“bell tower” (17 reviews)
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LOCATION
300 State Park Rd, Summerville, SC 29485-8431
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+1 843-873-1740
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"ashley river"
in 47 reviews
"bell tower"
in 17 reviews
"revolutionary war"
in 10 reviews
"honor system"
in 7 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 8 reviews
"great history"
in 6 reviews
"old church"
in 5 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 5 reviews
"church ruins"
in 4 reviews
"piece of history"
in 4 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 5 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 5 reviews
"get away"
in 3 reviews
"oysters"
in 6 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 3 reviews
"walking tour"
in 3 reviews
"step back in time"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like history or you just would like a beautiful place to go for a walk, this is a great place to visit. It was very interesting to learn about Dorchester, the town which was once was at this location. I think it was...More

Thank Irisheyes_777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place served our main purpose, which was to take ourselves and our dog out to a park that wasn't crowded with families and other dogs. But there wasn't much of historical interest.

1  Thank LAGAVC78
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When my husband was working out of town in Charleston, I decided to go pay him a visit while I had a few days off from work. This place was right around the corner from our hotel and decided to pay a visit one day....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dorchester has a historic "tabby" fort, brick tower and cemetery. The grounds are very pleasant and dog-friendly. Great place to chill.

1  Thank dasignlady
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Finally got to check this place out. $2 per person admission fee, paid in an envelope by the honor system. Nice to have my dog with me, they are allowed. Small area, walked the whole thing in about 45 minutes. Nice views of Ashley River....More

Thank Crispyj
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Great place to get out and stretch your legs and have a picnic. History buffs will find it interesting.

Thank Sherry M
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a wonderful place to relax and walk back in time. I have visited since my childhood and still enjoy the peace and serenity. It has plenty of parking and a great place to take the kids and grands for a picnic.

Thank Jpeters8458
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We took our small dogs on an outing to this park and had a very nice time. The historical information is very interesting and although there wasn't an excess of things to see, it was still a beautiful spot! I would highly recommend this to...More

Thank Caitlin L
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice quiet park to escape the noise of everything and everyone. If you like history then would recommend to you.

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Enjoyed walking around imagining what it was like back then So glad to have places like this still around to give us a glimpse of history.Well kept and quiet area.

Thank Terrib24
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Jeannine S
5 June 2016|
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Response from Ron J | Reviewed this property |
Admission is $2 for adults, $1.25 for seniors, and children under 15 are free. It is usually based on an "Honor" system of envelopes and a place to put them at the front gate. I have been there 3 times and have yet to ever... More
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