Charles Towne Underground: An Archaeological Perspective

At Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

History is not only recorded in documents; sometimes, it may endure in the very land itself, where evidence exists underground in the form of features and artifacts. Join a park ranger on a 45-minute walking tour that focuses on CTL’s 17th-century archaeological resources and how they have enriched our understanding of the Carolina colony’s first capital, Charles Towne. The tour includes a stop at the site of an impermanent, post-in-ground building that archaeologists surveyed in the early 2000s, before moving on to the location of a former crop field that yielded significant horticultural discoveries. Finally, the tour culminates with a visit to the park’s current excavation, where evidence has been unearthed that has altered our interpretation of Charles Towne. Program starts at the visitor center.


  • May 28, 2022, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Event Hours

    See schedule above. Programs are subject to cancellation due to weather and staffing issues.

    Meeting Place

    Visitor Center

    What to Bring

    Comfortable walking shoes, water, sunscreen


    Free with admission