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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


Unique Features

  • Significant Features: Located on the Ashley River, the park's significant features include, the remaining St. George's bell tower, the tabby Fort Dorchester, remains of shipping wharves that are visible during low tide and a complete archaeological town waiting to be discovered.

  • Wildlife: American alligators, white-tailed deer, fox, raccoons, bald eagles and various hawks can be viewed at the park.