Last week, we visited one of my favorite attractions in the Charleston area– Charles Towne Landing. This amazing place is actually owned by the South Carolina State Parks. However, it’s not what I would normally think of when I think “state park”.
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. Charles Towne Landing depicts life in Colonial Charleston through interpretive rangers in 17th century dress, a self-guided history trail with an audio tour and in the 12-room, interactive museum in the Visitors Center.
Guests can step on board 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. 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!
Darren and I visited this spot frequently when we first live in South Carolina. However, this was the first time Raileigh has ever been. We walked through the Animal Forest, went aboard the Adventure, and even had a nice golf cart tour, courtesy of one of the volunteers.
I was able to capture many of the highlights using the camera on my Droid Incredible. Let me just remind you that this camera truly is “incredible” and by far the best I have ever experienced on a phone.
The pictures in this post are all straight out of camera (well… phone!).