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HOURS

9am-6pm, daily, during Daylight Saving Time. 9am-5pm, daily, the remainder of the year.

OFFICE

11am-noon, daily

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ADMISSION

$2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free

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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. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife. Pets are not allowed in or around lodging facilities.

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BY THE NUMBERS

1 oyster-shell concrete tabby fort, the best-preserved tabby fortification in the country

1 old brick bell tower of St. George's Anglican Church

1 historical cemetery of St. George's Parrish

1 old log shipping wharf remains that are visible at low tide

1 interpretive trail with kiosks and exhibits to explain the history of the village once there

1 huge archaeological treasure waiting to be uncovered

325 acres just waiting to be unearthed

Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

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Area Info

For more information on things to see and do in the area:

  • Driving Directions:
    From I-26: Take exit 199-A. Travel 3 mi on Hwy 17 through downtown Summerville to Hwy 165.
    Turn left onto Hwy. 165/E. Carolina Ave. Stay in right lane and travel .5 miles and veer right and continue on Hwy. 165/Bacons Bridge Rd.
    Travel 2.5 mi to Hwy 642/Dorchester Rd.
    Turn Left at intersection of bacons Bridge Road and Dorchester Road.
    Travel 2 mi. and park entrance will be on the right.
  • River Location: Yes
  • Counties: Dorchester
  • Acreage: 325
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 2
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 4
  • Charlotte, NC: 178
  • Raleigh, NC: 250
  • Columbia, SC: 100
  • Greenville, SC: 200
  • Atlanta, GA: 286
  • Savannah, GA: 95
  • Florence, SC: 112
  • Augusta, GA: 118
  • Charleston, SC: 25