Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

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Charles Towne Landing
When English settlers first arrived in the Lowcountry, they chose a marshy spit of land in present-day West Ashley as their first settlement. Today, Charles Towne Landing flies under the radar among visitors to Charleston, but it’s a first stop on many locals’ itineraries when showing friends around town. The sprawling natural area includes a rebuilt fort, a state-of-the-art visitor center and museum and unexpectedly, an impressive Animal Forest zoo that’s home to an array of animals native to the area, including bison, puma and elk. The waterfront includes the Adventure, a replica 17th-century wooden ketch, and real cannons that fire during living history demonstrations. You’ll also spot plenty of locals walking their dogs and riding bikes along the six-miles of idyllic trails that circumnavigate the state-owned property.
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1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407, USA
+1 843-852-4200
Sun - Sat 9am - 5pm