Monday, April 14, 2008

Charles Towne Landing - A State Historic Site

The spot where the first settlers arrived with their ship and first stepped on land

A full size replica of a sailing ship

On many spots in the park you can see the archaeologists at work

The entrance gate to the Legare-Waring House

The authentic experimental crop garden

An elegant live oak alle’ and the Legare-Waring House

The sign explains briefly the history behind the Legare-Waring House

Front view of the entrance of the Legare-Waring House

Pretty marsh scene at the landing place

It was just a beautiful spring day

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Cannons boom. Muskets bark. Interpretive rangers in 17th century dress tend heirloom crops. They’re all part of the “new” Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site.

Here a group of English settlers landed in 1670 and established what would become the birthplace of the Carolinas colony, the plantation system of the American South, and one of the continent’s first major port cities. And here the story is still told.

Opened in 1970 as Charles Towne Landing State Park, the peaceful park on a marshy point off the Ashley River was rebuilt in 2006 with a sharpened focus on the site’s remarkable past. Begin with the 12-room, interactive museum in the Visitors Center that includes a “digital dig”. Then walk the self-guided history trail, using the MP3 players that add an audio tour to the experience.

Admire the Adventure, a full-size replica sailing ship built onsite, and the authentic experimental crop garden.

Talk to archaeologists at work. And leave time for the Animal Forest natural habitat zoo and 80 acres of gardens that includes an elegant live oak alle’ and the Legare-Waring House, one of Charleston’s favorite sites for weddings and other special gatherings.


Sandpiper said...

I'm catching up here after a few days, Sue. Your pictures are beautiful as always. You certainly do get around and explore, and it's so much fun that you share your pictures. Thanks so much.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Sandpiper,

yes I like to share my journeys and photos with all of you! Thanks for commenting.:-)

Titania Starlight said...

Hello Susanne,
Your photos really capture and take me to another place in time. So innocent and pure are the places you see through your camera. :o)

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Twanyia,

for this so nice compliment to my photos. I'm flattered by your words.:-)

Mel said...

Great pictures!
I just found your blog, I'll visit often :)

Susanne49 said...

Thank you very much, Mel. Come back often, nice to see you here.:-)

Anonymous said...

Great historical lesson with excellent shots

Susanne49 said...

Thank you evlahos,

for your loyal visits to my blog and for your comment. :-)


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