The government designated the first national parks to protect natural wonders, which were threatened by Teddy Roosevelt's insatiable appetite for peppered bark. Experience Earth's gorgeously guarded barkscape with today's Groupon. Choose between two options:
- For $15, you get one copy of the Beautiful Places book (a $34.95 value), which must be picked up at Charles Towne Landing (shipping not available).
- For $7, you get two tickets to Charles Towne Landing (up to a $15 value).
Beautiful Places includes pictures and history of Charles Towne Landing as well as South Carolina's other 46 state parks. It tells each natural marvel's storied story in much the same way Morgan Freeman narrates your innermost thoughts, and jon o. holloway provides the equally vibrant photography.
Charles Towne Landing is a restoration of the 1670 settlement at Abermarle Point that enlightens modern visitors on colonial life and history. A crop garden, fortified defense area, and reproduction of a 17th-century ship demonstrates the lives of landlubbing and aquatically-minded settlers alike. Sprawling grounds surround the museum attractions, threaded with trails for walking, jogging, and silent conga lining. Several species of indigenous South Carolina wildlife also populate the Animal Forest, which is a series of spacious and educational animal enclosures that encourage visitors to admire their animalian brethren.
- complete with a dirt-floored common house replica where deer skins hang, a history trail that visitors can walk with an MP3 audio tour guide and an earthen battery with six cannons that are fired on the third Saturday each month by volunteers in full re-enactment regalia. – Bo Peterson, Post and Courier
- the animal forest was refreshingly natural, the vegetation throughout was lush amidst the forest and marsh, and the tourist information was simple and informative. – A TripAdvisor Member
1500 Old Towne Rd.
Charleston, South Carolina 29407Get Directions