Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

South Carolina

(843) 852-4200

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The Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site is the place where, in 1670, settlers from England came and established the birthplace of the Carolinas colony. In addition, they also established one of the continent's first major port cities. The story of its establishment is still being told today because of its historical significance. This Park, built off the Ashley River was recently rebuilt to emphasize this area's past history even more. The park offers 7 miles of paved and unpaved interpretive trails: Guests can enjoy walks along the marsh or through the 80 acres of English park-style gardens that feature a gorgeous array of plant species to live oaks. A main attraction is the Adventure, a full-size replica sailing ship that commemorates the designs of the era. Last, be sure to visit the Animal Forest natural habitat zoo. Whether you want to enjoy the trails or learn more about the area's history, this is the place for you!

Map of Charles Towne Landing (SC)

Latitude, Longitude: 32.807115, -79.990511



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    MP3 Tours available. Interpretive trails span 7 miles.


Office Hours run daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Days and Hours of Operation run daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Days and Holidays Closed: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day



From I-26 E: Take Cosgrove Road exit 216A onto Hwy. 7 (Sam Rittenberg Blvd.) bear left onto Hwy. 171 (Old Town Rd.) Follow signs for Charles Towne Landing. The park is on the left at a traffic light.

Phone Numbers


(843) 852-4200