Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Located in Charleston, Charleston County, SC.

1500 Old Towne Road
Charleston, SC 29407



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Come to the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site to visit the site of the first permanent English settlement in the Carolinas. Today, you will also find a nature preserve, an animal forest, numerous trails, and an indoor museum depicting the lives of the area's early settlers. A full-scale replica of a 17th-century wooden ship, known as the “Adventure” now welcomes visitors. Events and demonstrations are held here regularly.


Features and Facilities

Water Features

  • Oldtown Creek
  • Orange Grove Creek
  • marsh

Public Restrooms

  • Yes

Dogs Allowed

  • Yes, but not in the Animal Forest

Hours of Operation

  • 9:00a-5:00p, every day except December 24th and 25th

Admission or Parking Fee

  • Children (ages 0 - 5), Free
  • Youth (ages 6 - 15), $3.50
  • Adults, $7.50
  • South Carolina senior citizens (age 65 +), $3.75

Other Fees

  • Meeting facilities, Call 843-852-2965 for rates

Facility Rental

How to Get There

  • Take I-26 to exit #216 and go south on SC #7 (Sam Rittenberg Boulevard) for 3.1 kilometers (1.9 miles). Go left onto SC #171 (Old Towne Road) where it forks off, and the entrance to Charles Towne Landing will be on the left.

Latitude 32.80802, Longitude -79.9862 [PK215]

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