There's plenty to see and do in this park marking the original 1670 settlement of Charles Towne, the first permanent European settlement in South Carolina. Begin with the visitor center's 12-room, interactive museum and exhibit hall that tells the history of Charles Towne. Kids will make a beeline for the Adventure, Charleston's only replica of the colonists' 17th-century tall ship. The park is threaded with paths through a wooded area that lead to the marshes, creek,
and an Animal Forest where you can view a black bear, bobcat, bison, and more. All in all, there are 80 acres of gardens, including an elegant live oak alley. To best experience the site, take the $5 audio tour along the history trail.