Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, Summerville

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Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site sits along the Ashley River, near the town of Summerville in Dorchester County, South Carolina. In 1969, the site was donated to the South Carolina State Park Service and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 1969. Currently the site of a 325-acre park, Old Dorchester State Park offers visitors a glimpse into South Carolina's Colonial past. The park boasts one of the most well-preserved oyster-shell tabby forts in the country, St. George's Bell Tower, log shipping wharves, burial sites and cemeteries, as well as on-going archaeological digs that are still unearthing the settlement's history.
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  • This is a nice area to visit if you are nearby. It is nicely laid out with good information and makes for a very peaceful stop. I don't think that young children would find it very interesting, but....  more
    This is a nice area to visit if you are nearby. It is nicely laid out with good information and makes for a very peaceful stop. I don't think that young children would find it very interesting, but....  more »
  • A visit with my husband, adult children, and grandchildren. Everyone enjoyed walking the property, and found it interesting. 
    A visit with my husband, adult children, and grandchildren. Everyone enjoyed walking the property, and found it interesting.  more »
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  • Loved the self guided tour. So much rich history. Also love that they're still working on finding out more history around this area. Definitely worth the stop! (Has a bathroom on site too!)
  • My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception here under the old church ruins. It was beautiful. We couldn't have chosen a better place. The setting was gorgeous and so special.

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