Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Charleston

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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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  • This is a very lovely place and definitely worth the admission price. You start in a wonderful museum exhibit; we would have spent more time in there but wanted to listen to one of the rangers talk.....  more
    This is a very lovely place and definitely worth the admission price. You start in a wonderful museum exhibit; we would have spent more time in there but wanted to listen to one of the rangers talk.....  more »
  • Though a bit pricey..no senior/military discounts...this historic site clearly illustrates the courage of the first settlers to Charleston. Lots of shade...bring you water bottles...and make sure you....  more
    Though a bit pricey..no senior/military discounts...this historic site clearly illustrates the courage of the first settlers to Charleston. Lots of shade...bring you water bottles...and make sure you....  more »
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  • This is a large, beautiful park with tons of history. Multiple walking paths with great scenery. Staff was friendly. Recommend listening to the audio-tour as you walk through the park. Historical recreations were interesting, educational and well maintained. Enjoyed the small zoo as well. When we went, there were archeological digs you could visit at designated times. Took about 4 or 5 hours to see everything, including the zoo. Very enjoyable experience overall.
  • This is a great and beautiful place to visit! Lots of nice paved trails plus a variety of things to do and see! History, animals, nature, and hiking all in one beautiful setting.

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