Discover History Program Charles Towne Landing

Walk in the footsteps of the original colonists at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. Learn how English colonists, Barbadians, Enslaved Africans, and Native Americans all had a role in "Creating Carolina."

For 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 8th grade field trips, we have standards-based program opportunities.  These programs are offered September - December on Wednesdays and Thursdays and March-May on Wednesdays only.

Contact Details

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
Visitor Center: (843) 852-4200
Email: ctlandinged@scprt.com

Field Trips

Survival Through Success (Grades 3 and 4)

  • This program is concerned with activities of the colonists of South Carolina's first permanent European settlement; the focus will be on financial survival by means of trade with the American Indians and other English colonies, especially Barbados, and daily life in a 17th-century colony.
  • Length of time: 3.5 hours (1.5 ranger-led walking tour and 1.5 hour interactive program)

Founding A Colony (Grades 7 and 8)

  • Students will study aspects of daily life as a colonist in Charles Towne during the city's early history and the social and legal standards of the day.  Students will participate in a mock Grand Council meeting, where cases involving colonists will be tried.
  • Length of time: 3.5 hours (1.5 hours interactive program and 1.5 hour guided walk)

Cost

  • Program price: 1-25 students $125; 26-40 students $200; 41-60 students $300
  • One free teacher/chaperone per 10 students
  • Each additional adult $7.50

How to Book

Charles Towne Landing will begin scheduling reservations on the first Monday in August of each school year.

Call the visitor center at 843.852.4200 daily, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Chaperones

  • One teacher/chaperone per 10 students admitted free
  • Additional adults permitted at discounted admission of $7.50 per adult

Directions to Field Trip Location

All programs begin at Charles Towne Landing Visitor Center located adjacent to main parking lot.

Facilities Available

Carolina on the Horizon—12-room interactive museum, gift shop, Animal Forest—a natural habitat zoo, The Adventure—a 17th-century reproduction sailing vessel, 1.5-mile History Trail, picnic areas, restrooms located throughout park.

What to Wear

Wear appropriate clothing for both indoor and outdoor activities.

Safety

Sunscreen, bug spray and first-aid kit.