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Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

300 State Park Rd, Summerville, SC 29485-8431
+1 843-873-1740
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History and Beauty

This hidden gem of a park has great picture spots as well as lots of history! A family friendly... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Off the beaten path

While visiting Charleston, we decided to visit here in an attempt to get away from the crowds and... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
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300 State Park Rd, Summerville, SC 29485-8431
+1 843-873-1740
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This hidden gem of a park has great picture spots as well as lots of history! A family friendly picnic area and large field to play on.

Thank Piersum
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

While visiting Charleston, we decided to visit here in an attempt to get away from the crowds and traffic for a bit, and am so glad we did! It really is a peaceful, beautiful place to visit. We stopped off at a local sub shop...More

Thank saji1986
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We enjoyed the stop and were glad we did it. We used the brochure from their website (via phone) to follow the walking tour and learned a good bit from this along with the posted info signs. I did feel like at $2 per adult...More

Thank 08lj
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This place may be ok if you know the history before going or have some other interest in the site. What we did learn there was interesting but I don't feel we would have missed much had we not gone.

Thank branj
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great park to learn about early history of South Carolina. Church ruins and old fort are interesting to explore.

Thank pabrook50
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This site is an awesome view into the history of Charleston. Not a large area, but great for poking around and reading the history. The uncovered foundations show what living was like in the earliest days of Charleston. Great place to take kids, and or...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This isn't a state park but a historic site. There are ruins there from when America was new. Keep that in mind, and it is a fascinating place.

Thank scstar2014
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a nice place to visit on a pretty day. I came across it as I was looking for a place to go fishing. Although, I did not fish out there, I did enjoy walking around.

Thank DoctorNurse2017
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting morning walk. Very nice grounds. Good historic information. Nice views of the upper Ashley River. You can reasonably spend an hour or so taking in the history. Nice for a small historic site.

Thank john p
Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you have visited historic Johnstown on the James River near Williamsburg, Virginia, you'll enjoy a visit to the Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site in Summerville, South Carolina, on the Ashley River outside of Charleston. A 325-acre park, it offers visitors a glimpse into South...More

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Jeannine S
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Response from Ron J | Reviewed this property |
Admission is $2 for adults, $1.25 for seniors, and children under 15 are free. It is usually based on an "Honor" system of envelopes and a place to put them at the front gate. I have been there 3 times and have yet to ever... More