“Goods Fit to Make a Cargo”: Trade in Early Carolina

At Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Trade – the act of buying, selling, or bartering goods and services – is the basis of any economy and the success of the Carolina colony hinged on it. The colonists traded both by land and by sea, establishing commercial ties with various Native peoples as well as other English colonies, such as Barbados in the West Indies and New York on the mainland. Join a park educator to learn more about the types of goods that the colonists imported and exported and the trade networks that they established in pursuit of wealth and provisions.


  • October 3, 2022 - October 9, 2022, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Every Day
  • October 17, 2022 - October 23, 2022, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Every Day
  • Event Hours

    Station staffed from 10am-Noon and 2pm-4pm. See schedule above. Program schedules are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing issues.

    Meeting Place

    Adventure wharf


    Free with admission