Friends of Charles Towne Landing

Visit Us

With different activities every day, it’s always a great time to visit Charles Towne Landing.

Park Hours:
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Christmas Eve/Christmas Day.

Location (see location map):
Hwy. 171 between I-26 and
Hwy. 17 (about 3 miles from Downtown Charleston)

843-852-4200, 843-852-4205 (FAX)

Admission Fees:
$10.00 – Adults (age 16 and older)
$6.50 – SC Senior Citizens (age 65 and older)
$6.00 – Students (ages 6-15)
FREE – Children (age 5 and under)

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, here are just a few of the highlights:

  • Animal Forest – a 22-acre zoo home to animals the original settlers encountered, including pumas, bison, alligators, black bears, otters, bobcats and wolves.
  • The Adventure – A life-size reproduction of a typical trading ship of the 17th century, docked on Old Town Creek.
  • Experimental Crop Garden – Features plants the Lords Proprietors, the colony’s British investors, instructed the settlers to investigate, including indigo, rice, sugar cane and cotton.
  • Trails – Walk or bike along the marsh or through the 80 acres of English park-style gardens, featuring thousands of azaleas, camelias and live oaks, several hundred years old.
  • Legare-Waring House – The house and surrounding gardens are beautiful reminders of Charles Towne Landing’s post colonial history. This former residence of Old Town Plantation’s owners is available for event rentals. If you are interested in reserving the facilities and/or grounds for your wedding or special day, please contact Lowcountry Park Venues at 843.852.2965 or visit

An admission fee applies. Organized groups may be eligible for group rates.

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Charles Towne map