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The Visitor Center/Gift Shop, office, Animal Forest, and Adventure will close at 4 PM. The park grounds will still be open until 5 PM. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Adventure has returned to the park, as of March 1, but will remain closed for maintenance until April 1.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Bobcat Exhibit is closed for renovation.

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Park Grounds: April 1st-October 31st 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily; November 1st-March 31st 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Visitor Center/Gift Shop: April 1st-October 31st 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily; November 1st-March 31st 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Closed Christmas Day.

Animal Forest and Adventure: April 1st-October 31st 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily; November 1st-March 31st 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily. Closed Christmas Day.


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

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$12/adult; $7.50/S.C. Senior; $7/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.

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Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Pets and service animals are not permitted in the Animal Forest.? Please clean up after your pet and dispose of waste properly.

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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site


Top 5 Things To Do

  1. Visit the interactive museum in the Visitors Center, and then walk the self-guided history trail, using the audio tour as your guide.
  2. Attend a black powder program and feel the earth shake and hear the cannons boom or muskets bark. Meet living history demonstrators in period costume and learn about the threats that faced the first Charles Towne residents. Visit our Program & Events page for upcoming programs. 
  3. Visit the wharf area where English settlers landed in 1670. See the Adventure, Charleston’s only 17th century replica ship, called a trading ketch.
  4. Visit the Animal Forest that is home to animal species that were indigenous to South Carolina at the time of the settlement such as bison, black bear, puma, otters and more.
  5. Rent a bicycle and explore the garden and nature trail. The park provides several miles of trails along the marsh or through the 80 acres of English park-style gardens.


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