There’s No Other Historical Landmark In South Carolina Quite Like This 400-Year-Old Tree
Few things are as inspiring and beautiful as the centuries-old Angel Oak tree found on Johns Island in Charleston. Thought to be at least 400 (possibly even 500) years old, the tree and its gargantuan and gorgeous tangle of limbs are a must-see for any visitor to the Lowcountry.
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It’s now surrounded by a large park for visitors to enjoy views of the enormous tree from all angles. The park also provides some much needed protection from encroaching development in the immediate area.
When you visit, be sure to stop by the gift shop where you’ll find keepsakes about the Angel Oak and the Lowcountry. Admission to the park is free, but donations are accepted at the gift shop. Park hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The gift shop closes daily at 4:30 p.m. Learn more from this link on the Charleston, SC website.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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