From Flint to Flame: Colonial Firestarting Techniques

At Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Imagine a living without electricity. Food production, heat, and light would all depend on fire, and your survival would depend on your ability to start one. How well would you survive without lighters, matches, and other modern conveniences? At Charles Towne Landing you can learn the firestarting techniques that helped Charles Towne’s settlers and Native Americans survive. Program held at the Common House.


  • September 29, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • October 26, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • November 24, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Meeting Place

    Common House inside the Fortified Area.

    Event Hours

    2:30 - 4:30 pm

    What to Bring

    Water and insect repellent.