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


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

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$10/adult; $6.50/S.C. Senior; $6/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 are not permitted in the Animal Forest.

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site  Has Wifi

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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


Unique Features

  • Significant Features: The significant features of the site include river and marsh views, majestic oaks and magnolias and 80 acres of English park gardens.

    Charles Towne Landing is the site of the first permanent European settlement in South Carolina.

  • Wildlife: Wildlife you may see at the park include the threatened wood storks, alligators and various coastal wading birds in the wild.

    In the Animal Forest visitors can see animals that once inhabited the Charleston area such as bison, puma, black bear, otters, various shore birds, wild turkey and more.