Charles Towne Landing244 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, SC 29407, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8438524200
- Ticket Price: 10 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Garden, Family And Kids, Town, Archaeological Site
This is an initiative to preserve the first site of Colonial settlement in the city. The place was opened to mark the 300 years of colonial settlement here. The place that covers a large area has everything that the people in earlier times used. It is a perfect place to get an insight onto the lifestyle and culture of the natives and early foreign settlements over here.
They have a crop garden where you will be able to take a look of what kinds of crops they grew and what cultivation techniques they used to apply. At present, growing enough crops in this place has not been possible but you can always see at least two types of cash crops growing here. the more common are cotton and indigo that they also grew for sale.
The adventure part is covered up by the replica ships and vessels that they used in earlier times. The difference is just that the present ones that we see are smaller in size than the actual ones. These were the only means of transport they used for trade and communication purposes.
The fortified site includes the strong wall that they had built to protect themselves from being attacked by foreign colonies, especially the Spanish and also by their native allies in cases of trust breach. There is also a lovely animal forest where they have given all efforts to conserve at least a certain percentage of species that were available in abundance in those times. These include Great blue heron, brown pelican, great egret, white ibis, wild turkey, turkey vulture, black vulture, red wolf, stripe skunks, black bear, bison, bobcat, pumas, otters and many more. There are also other archeological displays depicting earlier designs and examples of the native Americans.
Charles Towne Landing Travel Tips
- Handicapped facilities are available in this place.
- Audio tours are also available for an extra charge of $5.
- Pets are allowed but have to be in control of the owner always. They are however not permitted in the forest area.
Entrance Ticket Details For Charles Towne Landing
- $6.50 ( for senior citizens), $6 (6-15 years).
- Free for children below years.
- Basil Thai Restaurant
- TBonz Gill & Grill
- Swamp Fox Restaurant
- Low Country Bistro
- Hank’s Seafood Restaurant
- Hominy grill
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Charles Towne Landing Reviews & Ratings
Very well kept and beautiful grounds. A lot of historic information about the area and about the indigenous people inhabiting the land. Also a pretty impressive zoo area with a bunch of interesting and fun animals to look at. My personal favorite is the birdcage you can just walk in and see stunningly beautiful birds. Miles of trails to walk/run and a really nice visitor center. Highly recommended. I’ve gone many times and loved every visit.
I have been going here since I was a child. I love the trails and gardens. The animal area is really neat too. The pirate ship used to be my favorite as a child. So many nice spots to sit and relax, bike or walk through. It is such a beautiful place. I have been to two weddings here as well in Founder's Hall, which were both lovely. Always a nice place to visit, and will continue to keep coming back.
On Sunday, Jul. 21st, My husband and I visited Charles Towne Landing. I have several lung conditions and usually don’t do these type of activities. However, I felt great and decided to try it. After going around the settlement and coming to the ship hull and restoration ship, I had a serious asthma attack. Fortunately, I had my rescue inhaler and used it. Because of the heat and my age (76), I was overcome by the heat and thought I was having a heat stroke. About that time, along came Tyler, an employee who could see I was in distress and immediately took me back to the office. I wanted to let the management know as I truly believe, I was on the verge of a serious and maybe deadly, considering my overall health problems, if he had not intervened. I thank him from the bottom of my heart and this old lady will start staying in air conditioning. Thanks Tyler
This is a neat place for an afternoon with family. My kids enjoyed the animal exhibits and the replica ketch (sailing ship). We walked halfway, and took the free shuttle for the remainder. Our shuttle driver went out of his way to show us the wedding venue and gardens nearby, and to provide some additional interpretation.
Excellent park for history and nature. The different areas are well laid out, and volunteers do an exceptional job!