The South Carolina Ghost Town That’s Perfect For An Autumn Day Trip
Few ghost towns in South Carolina exist with such care taken of their property and remains as is the ghost town of Colonial Dorchester along the Ashley River on the outskirts of Summerville (as opposed to the downtown historic district). And with the sweltering heat of the summer months waning as we move father into autumn, there’s no better time to explore the 300+ acres that remain of the ghost town Dorchester.
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Colonial Dorchester State Historic site is located at 300 State Park Rd., Summerville, SC 29485. It’s open year-round. The hours are: 9am-6pm, daily, during Daylight Saving Time and 9am-5pm, daily, the remainder of the year. Admission is $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free. Learn more on the official website of South Carolina Parks.
Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site is located 45 minutes from Beaufort and a mere 90 minutes from Columbia.
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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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