Charlestowne Landing: Our First Colony

By Mark A. Leon

In the beginning, there was Charlestowne Landing, the original Charleston village.  Led by faith in a new beginning, a group of colonists chartered to the great unknown to create what we now know as Charleston, South Carolina.  Today, the original village, situated in West Ashley, SC still holds the authenticity it did when settlers landing in 1670.  The village itself is only the beginning of the magic you will see when you visit this family friendly attraction.

While you are here you will experience:

  • Zoo filled with wolves, bear, buffalo, birds and even a skunk
  • Beautiful views of the Lowcountry
  • Restored homes
  • Relics of original homes
  • Boats
  • Museum
  • Sculptures of Native American past
  • Beautiful areas to picnic and so much more.

Come with us as we visit the original colony of Charlestowne Landing through this picturesque gallery

Early village home

 

 

Supplies were transported by river

 

Remains of original colony home

Remains of original colony home

 

 

Sculpture of African American heritage

Sculpture of Native American heritage

 

Beautiful natural foliage and flowers

Beautiful natural foliage and flowers

 

Wolves in the zoo - No petting these furry friends

Wolves in the zoo – No petting these furry friends

 

Tropical Southern surroundings all around

Tropical Southern surroundings all around

 

 

Resident bear

Resident bear

 

Where the buffalo roam

Where the buffalo roam

 

 

Original fencing designs

Original fencing designs

 

The museum is very educational and interactive.

The museum is very educational and interactive.

Make a day of it and revisit our history.  It will be worth the trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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