Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rewind Charleston- Charles Towne Landing Part I

What if you could rewind Charleston all the way back to 1670?

To visualize what Charleston was like then, there is really only one place you need to go. Before heading off to explore Charles Towne Landing, talk up this cool fact to your children...

In 1670, the very first European settlers in the Carolinas lived on this incredible site. There were just shy of 150 settlers in the colony and they worked together to carve out what we sometimes take for granted today.

Your children will love this large map and can use it to easily navigate your way around. Make your way to the reproduction of a 17th century cargo ship called the 'Adventure'...

When you see this spot you will understand why the colonists were so enamored with this area. Climb aboard...

and get your bearings (note the Cooper River Bridge in the distance).

Did I mention this place is stunning? There is so much ground to cover and it's a great place to run, bike, and scooter. There is also a golf cart shuttle to pick you up and drop you from each area as well as on site strollers, wheelchairs, and even wagons.

Check back here tomorrow for more on this State Park. A great option is to buy a yearly pass for $75 and it includes all the SC State Parks - that's a deal!

Charles Towne Landing
1500 Old Towne Road
Charleston, SC 29407
Hours: 9am - 5pm daily
Free parking
Restrooms, snacks and picnic tables throughout the site

Winston approves! Dogs welcome everywhere except the animal zoo area. 

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