Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

Located in Dorchester County, SC.

300 State Park Road
Summerville, SC 29485



Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site web site

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This is the site of a colonial village founded in 1697 by a group representing the Congregational Church of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Attractions today include the site of the tabby fort, ongoing archaeological excavations of the village, the tower of Saint George's Parish Church, and a small outdoor kiosk explaining the history of Dorchester and the upper Ashley River area.

Although there are no long hiking trails here, this is a nice place to spend a few hours and go on a short walk, since the historic sites are not far apart. You can also relax under the trees at one of the picnic tables, or take in some views of the Ashley River.

This park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Features and Facilities

Water Features

Public Restrooms

  • Yes

Dogs Allowed

  • Yes

Hours of Operation

  • Standard time:
    • 9:00a-5:00p
  • Daylight savings time:
    • 9:00a-6:00p

Admission or Parking Fee

  • Children and youth (ages 0 - 15), Free
  • Adults, $2.00
  • South Carolina senior citizens, $1.25

How to Get There

  • Located on SC #642 (Dorchester Road), south of Summerville.

Latitude 32.9477, Longitude -80.17015 [PK337]

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