Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Charleston

4.5
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. Make Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site part of your personalized Charleston itinerary using our Charleston trip itinerary planning website.
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  • Initial site of the first settlement / landing in the Charleston area during the colonial period. Lots of history. Worth seeing.  more »
  • Found out about this site through TripAdvisor. We weren't sure exactly what we were going to, but I'm so glad we did! The grounds are beautiful as are the animals. We enjoy doing a lot of outside...  more »
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  • I have been going here since I was a child. I love the trails and gardens. The animal area is really neat too. The pirate ship used to be my favorite as a child. So many nice spots to sit and relax, bike or walk through. It is such a beautiful place. I have been to two weddings here as well in Founder's Hall, which were both lovely. Always a nice place to visit, and will continue to keep coming back.
  • This is a neat place for an afternoon with family. My kids enjoyed the animal exhibits and the replica ketch (sailing ship). We walked halfway, and took the free shuttle for the remainder. Our shuttle driver went out of his way to show us the wedding venue and gardens nearby, and to provide some additional interpretation.

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