Charles Towne Landing

Type: Historic Sites, Parks



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Plantations: Set on land where the Carolinas' first permanent British settlers made their home in 1670, this 664-acre park property offers not only beautiful surroundings but a living history lesson that the whole...  Read More
Parks: More of a historic colonial settlement brought to life in authentic fashion than a simple park, a visit to the Charleston Towne Landing historic site makes for an excellent afternoon activity...  Read More
Outdoor Activities: In 1670, the first English colonists landed on this spot, just across the Ashley River from downtown Charleston, and promptly named their new town for King Charles II. Charles Towne Landing's exhibits...  Read More
Museums: Set on the banks of Old Town Creek, Charles Towne Landing brings the past to life at the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Carolinas. In 1670, the first English colonists landed...  Read More
Historic Sites: Set on the very same land where the Carolinas' first permanent British settlers made their homes in the year 1670, this extensive 664-acre park offers not only beautiful natural surroundings but a...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily 9am-5pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult $10; Senior (65+) $6.50; Child (6-15) $6; Child (5 and under) Free

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  • Plantations: "Unfortunately, there's no major zoo in the Charleston area. Thankfully, Charles Towne Landing's 22 acre Natural Habitat fills in as a full zoo and wildlife environment home to species native to South Carolina's first settlement area."
  • Parks: "Charles Towne Landing is an excellent activity for all ages and all seasons, with exhibits and events taking place year-round."
  • Outdoor Activities: "Check the Charles Towne Landing website for special events such as musket-firing demonstrations and family movie nights in summer."
  • Historic Sites: "Don't miss the Animal Forest at Charles Towne Landing! You can even "adopt" and sponsor one of the indigenous species animals living in the park!"
  • Best for Plantations, Historic Sites Because: Charles Towne Landing offers more than the 'typical' plantation setting, becoming more like a life-size educational playground set in coastal South Carolina's colonial era.
  • Best for Parks Because: See rare animal species, bike or walk beautiful trails, and learn the history of the area's first English settlement. History abounds at Charles Towne Landing!
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: This National Historic Site is located just a short drive from downtown, and is the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Carolinas.

  • Museums: "Check the Charles Towne Landing website for special events such as musket-firing demonstrations and family movie nights in summer."
  • Best for Museums Because: This South Carolina State Park, also on the National Register of Historic Places, is more than a plantation or park - it's a historic outdoor museum of sorts, complete with animals, a replica tall ship, events and more.

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