Charles Towne Landing
State Historic Site sits on a marshy point, located off of the Ashley River, where a group of English settlers landed in 1670 and established what would become the birthplace of the Carolinas colony. Charles Towne Landing depicts life in Colonial Charleston through interpretive rangers in 17th century dress, a self-guided history trail with an audio tour and in the 12-room, interactive museum in the Visitors Center.
Guests can step onboard and tour the Adventure, Charleston's only 17th-century replica sailing ship, see cannons fired, or take a peek at otters, bears, bison and more at the Animal Forest natural habitat zoo. The grounds also include 80 acres of gardens, with an elegant live oak alley and the
Legare-Waring House. One of Charleston’s favorite sites for weddings and other special gatherings, the Legare-Waring House
combines historic charm with unique and flexible space—come see it for yourself!
Don't forget to check out the other parks in the South Carolina State Parks system. Experience the charm of Colonial South Carolina
or consider a hike to the stunning Raven Cliff Falls
at Caesars Head State Park!
HOURS AND ADMISSION
: $7.50/adult; $3.75/S.C. Senior; $3.50/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.
Days and Hours of Operation
: 9am-5pm, daily
Days and Holidays Closed
: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
: 9am-5pm, daily
: Audio tours are available for rent for $5 per person. Guided tours are periodically offered or can be arranged. Please contact the park for more information.
All areas and facilities of the park are accessible by wheelchair with the exception of the Adventure exhibit (17th century replica ship). The Adventure is viewable from shore but boarding is not accessible by wheelchair. All pathways are paved, concrete or boardwalk. The approach and regress of the 17th century Common House exhibit and current archaeological research site is hard, packed dirt. Manual wheelchairs may need assistance at these locations.
All Charles Towne Landing restrooms meet modern ADA specifications for entry and turning radius. There are 10 total handicapped parking spaces available in the parking lot.
: Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Pets are not permitted in the Animal Forest.