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Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

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Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

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300 State Park Rd, Summerville, SC 29485-8431
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lisaschroeder64 wrote a review Mar. 2021
Overland Park, Kansas41 contributions26 helpful votes
Very interesting and well done site. The information on all of the placques was easy to read and then had maps and a small model of what the town looked like back in the day. Great weather for the family to be outside and enjoy. The old church structure is quite cool if you like that sort of thing.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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JuneNY wrote a review Mar. 2021
1,478 contributions361 helpful votes
The site offers self guided tours with plenty of informational signs available so you can learn the history of this place. The remnants of the fort and the bell tower from the church are highlights of this park. They also have picnic areas and nice restrooms. Well worth a visit!!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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EvanGuthrie wrote a review Nov. 2020
Charleston, South Carolina7,049 contributions137 helpful votes
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Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site on Dorchester Road in Summerville is a well preserved colonial experience that is a worth a visit. I like the self guided tour that they have available and all of the information stations that they have at different stops. You are able to imagine what everything looked like 300 years ago. This is something that can be fully visited quickly if you would like or you can stay longer and have a picnic by the river.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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daearz77 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Charleston, South Carolina440 contributions191 helpful votes
We recently moved to the area and had seen the sign from the road many times for this park. We decided to go and were very glad we did. One heads up, the entry fee is cash only and is in a drop box with no one working the box. Therefore, exact cash is needed ($3 per adult and $1 per child six and older). While the site isn’t huge, there’s a lot to explore and different trails near the Ashley River. There was enough history and kiosks to educate our 6 year old without feeling she was overwhelmed with information. Once you are finished exploring, there are numerous areas and picnic tables to have lunch or just sit and enjoy the beauty of the area. I highly recommend this place!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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BraxtonDog wrote a review Jul. 2020
Summerville, South Carolina114 contributions63 helpful votes
We visited on a Saturday morning. It is a nice little self guided tour of the grounds that included information about the first settlers of the area. Not a ton of things to see but still worthwhile to see and learn.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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