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Charles Towne Landing

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HOURS

9 a.m.- 5 p.m., daily

OFFICE

9 a.m. -5 p.m., daily

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ADMISSION

$10/adult; $6.50/S.C. Senior; $6/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.

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PETS

Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Pets are not permitted in the Animal Forest.

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Wifi Available

BY THE NUMBERS

1670 the year the first permanent European settlement in South Carolina was founded

1 of only a handful of original settlement sites that still exist in the United States

1 awesome 12-room exhibit hall with interactive exhbits

1 Adventure - a replica 17th-century trading vessel visitors can board and explore beneath the deck

1 Animal Forest - the only zoo in the Charleston area

1 majestic alley of oaks that will take your breath away

6 firable cannons that are fired on the 1st Saturday of each month

6 miles of trails for walking, biking and exploring

80 acres of park gardens

664 acres of beautiful lowcountry scenery for you to enjoy

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

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Groups

Charles Towne Landing has a variety of experiences available for organizational groups (school groups please go to school group page). The museum and outdoor exhibits tell the story of the foundational years at Charles Towne. In addition to these core experiences, your visit can include guided programs as well as self-guided experiences.

Charles Towne Experiences

These ranger-guided, adult programs are available for morning and afternoon reservations, Thursdays and Fridays during the fall and on Fridays only during the spring months. Through a variety of program offerings including costumed demonstrations, ranger walks, AV presentations and more, park rangers will delve into the many fascinating aspects of the early years of Charles Towne.

Program topics and activities will vary and may change due to weather.

Self-Guided Packages

Enjoy Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site at your own pace. Stroll through the museum and take a leisurely walk along the History Trail as you visit our outdoor exhibits.

Weekend Programs & Special Events

Groups are welcome to attend all programs on weekends as space permits. Some programs have limited availability. Participants are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please contact our park office at (843) 852-4200. We’ll be glad to help you with your group tour planning needs.




  • Enclosed, Large Meeting Space: Founders Hall is a state-of-the-art special event facility, ideal for both large and small groups and various types of occasions. For rental information and to find out more, visit the Founders Hall website.

  • Open Air Facilities: The Legare Waring House is one of Charleston’s premier wedding venues and is available for rent year round for evening weddings and other events. For more information on how to rent the Legare Waring House, visit this website.