Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Charleston, South Carolina
1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, South Carolina 29407| Map |
Visitors to the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site can get a glimpse of life in 1670 when English settlers landed on this site and established the Carolinas colony. Colonial Charleston life is depicted through interpretive rangers in 17th century dress, self-guided history trails and a 12-room, interactive museum. A good plan is to start in the Visitors Center and then walk the self-guided history trail. Kids with an interest in weapons will enjoy attending a cannon firing program that makes the earth shake. Next, guests can step onboard the Adventure, a replica of a ketch, a popular style of 17th-century cargo vessel. Similar ships carried commercial goods, foodstuffs, and even livestock. Not to be missed is the Animal Forest natural habitat zoo, home to otters, bears, elk, puma and bison -- animals that were indigenous to Carolina at the time of the settlement.
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- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
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The Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site offers fun educational youth programs, such as Junior Ranger (geared for ages 6 - 9 but open to everyone) and Toddler Time at the Animal Forest.
Address: 1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, South Carolina 29407| Map
Phone: 843 852 4200
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5 pm
Price: Adults: $7.50; Children (6-15): $3.50; Children under 6: Free; Seniors: $3.75