Charleston Sights

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

  • 1500 Old Towne Rd. Map It
  • Charleston
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

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.

Sight Information


1500 Old Towne Rd., Charleston, South Carolina, 29407, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Daily 9–5

Published 07/23/2015


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