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


11am-noon, daily

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

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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. 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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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


Things To Do

Click here to download our cemetery self-guided tour
Click here to download our park walking tour

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

  • Interpretive Trails: A kiosk and interpretive trail offer exhibits and waysides on the history of the village and the process of discovery through archaeological and historical research.