Charles Towne Landing – Founder’s Day – April 12, 2014

Linda Dennis, Program Manager

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Join the backpackers as they Cover the Assignment on the grounds of Charles Towne Landing.

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This South Carolina 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, see cannons fired (3rd Saturdays and select special events), 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.

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View from the side of ship and then inland waterway – the landing.

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The Adventure – 17th Centura replica of the actual ship that sailed into the harbor and brought the first settlers.

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Charles Towne Landing interpreter!

 

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