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.
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 which is one of Charleston’s favorite sites for weddings and other special gatherings.
Kirby, Jake and I visited yesterday and remembered how much we love the place. At $7.50 a person or $3.75 for Seniors like us, it is a bargain. And, not only that, but dogs on leash are welcome so Jake loves the place also. The trees have not all filled out but it was still a beautiful day. I think this place has the most beautiful display of majestic oak trees of any I have ever seen.
Because we had Jake with us we weren't able to visit the animal park but we have seen it before and it really is quite nice - and included in the price.