Charles Towne Landing


Charles Towne Landing

Charles Towne Landing Park is located on the original site where English settlers landed in 1670 and set up the first permanent European settlement in South Carolina. The park boasts a 12-room exhibit hall with interactive exhibits, a replica of a 17th-century sailing ship, and an Animal Forest natural habitat zoo. Visitors can tour the ship, take a peek at otters, bears, bison and more, or take an audio tour on the self-guided history trail. Bicycles can be rented by the hour or by the day for use on the 7 miles of paved and unpaved trails. The park has a small gift shop and offers free WiFi at the Visitors Center. Paid Admission is required to enter the park. 



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Charles Towne Landing Hours and Admission


Hours:
Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Christmas Eve and
Christmas Day

Admission:
Adult (16+) $10
Seniors $6.50

Youth (6-15) $6
Children (5 and under) Free


Charles Towne Landing Address and Map


Charles Towne Landing
1500 Old Towne Rd
Charleston SC 29407
(843) 852-4200
Charles Towne Landing Website


Features and Amenities of Charles Towne Landing


  • Animal Forest (only zoo in Charleston area)
  • Walking and Biking Trails
  • Park gardens
  • Free WiFi
  • Archaeology Exhibits
  • Museum
  • Park Store/Gift Shop
  • 17th Century replica sailing ship
  • Picnic Area
  • Historic Cemeteries
  • Bicycle Rentals

Current and Upcoming Events
at Charles Towne Landing


What: Bald Eagle: Symbol of Survival
When: July 6, Aug. 3, & Sept. 7
Time: 2:30 pm
Where: Bald Eagle Habitat at Charles Towne Landing
Admission: Regular Admission required

Come introduce yourself to a bald eagle and listen to a harrowing tale of survival. Due to combined and unified effort from a group of lawmakers, conservationists, biologist, and scientists, the bald eagle was taken off the threatened and endangered list in 2007. The bald eagle species story is one of the best “comeback” conservation successes.


What: Defense of a Colony
When: July 6, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, and Dec. 7
Time: 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
Where: Cannon Platforms along the History Trail at Charles Towne Landing 
Admission: Regular admission required

Feel the ground shake beneath your feet and smell the brimstone as the Charles Towne Militia fires replica, 17th-century cannons. Charles Towne, established on the edge of England’s North American empire, faced many threats, especially from England’s longstanding rival, Spain. Not only did Spain lay claim to what is now South Carolina, but the Spanish garrison at St. Augustine, Florida, was within a few days sail of the fledgling English colony. In a strange, new land without professional troops to protect them, Carolina’s farmers and laborers could be pulled away from their daily tasks and forced to serve as soldiers. Historic weapons demonstrated at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm at the cannon platforms.


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