This Is The Oldest Place You Can Possibly Go In South Carolina And Its History Will Fascinate You
Most people from South Carolina know that Charleston is the oldest town in the state. But what most people don’t realize is that the original site of the Charleston settlement was a few miles away from the much loved penninsula on which she now rests. In 1670, the first European settlers sailed a short distance up the Ashley River, landed, and then formed the very first settlement. Ten years later, in 1680, as the settlement grew to include dwellings on the other side of the river (known then as Oyster Point) the colony was moved to what is now downtown historic Charleston.
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As far as history goes, Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site rivals many of the revered and popular plantations in the Charleston area, although it has slightly different attractions to explore.
You’ll find the site of where South Carolina’s first settlers landed at 1500 Old Towne Rd., Charleston, SC 29407. They are open 363 days per year from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (They are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.) Admission costs are: $10/adult; $6.50/S.C. Senior; $6/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.
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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