The birthplace of the Carolinas!
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 Carolina colony. Charles Towne Landing introduces visitors to the earliest colonial history of Charleston. Interact with hands-on exhibits in the Visitor Center, talk to knowledgeable staff members, and take an audio tour on the self-guided history trail.
- Guests can step aboard and tour the Adventure, Charleston’s only 17th-century replica sailing ship.
- Natural habitat zoo: See otters, bears, big cats, bison and more at the Animal Forest natural habitat zoo.
- 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!
- Bicycles welcome or you can rent them on-site.
- Pets welcome if leashed.
Park is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.