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Charles Towne Landing

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HOURS

9 a.m.- 5 p.m., daily
The park is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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.

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site  Has Wifi

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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Things To Do

  • Wireless Internet Access: Wi-fi is available for park guests in the Visitor Center. Please check at the desk for login information.

  • Park Store/Gift Shop: Visit the Charles Towne Landing gift shop for great deals on custom designed Charles Towne Landing logo merchandise, historic games and toys and a variety of educational books. The gift shop is open from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., daily.

  • Bird Watching: Bird watching is a popular activity at the park year round.

  • Geocaching: Geocaching is permitted. Several geocaches are located on the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.

  • Biking: Yes
  • Birding: Yes
  • Other Facilities and Activities: Strollers and wheelchairs are available free of charge. You may check one out in the Visitor Center.

    Bicycles are available to rent from the park for $5/person/hour or $15/person/day.

  • Walking/Nature Trails: Visitors may walk the seven miles of paved and unpaved trails.

  • Interpretive Trails: The park provides seven miles of paved and unpaved trails. Walk along the marsh or through the 80 acres of park-style gardens, featuring thousands of azaleas, camellias and live oaks, some several hundred years old.

    History Trail: Visitors may also stroll through the original settlement area of 1670-1680 complete with reconstructed fortifications, protective palisade and crop garden.

    Animal Forest Trail: Enjoy seeing animal species native to the area at the time of settlement, in a natural habitat zoo setting.

  • Biking Trails: Park visitors may ride bicycles on any of the paths throughout the park except for the Animal Forest trail. Bicycles are available to rent from the park for $5/person/hour or $15/person/day.

  • Hiking: Yes