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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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Took the Dogs on a Beautiful Day

We took our small dogs on an outing to this park and had a very nice time. The historical... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caitlin L
Historical park!

It’s a nice quiet park to escape the noise of everything and everyone. If you like history then... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael G
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Summerville, South Carolina
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LOCATION
300 State Park Rd, Summerville, SC 29485-8431
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+1 843-873-1740
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"ashley river"
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"bell tower"
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"revolutionary war"
in 10 reviews
"great history"
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"picnic tables"
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"old church"
in 5 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 5 reviews
"church ruins"
in 4 reviews
"piece of history"
in 4 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 5 reviews
"get away"
in 3 reviews
"self guided tour"
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"walking tour"
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"step back in time"
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"few dollars"
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"hidden gem"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our small dogs on an outing to this park and had a very nice time. The historical information is very interesting and although there wasn't an excess of things to see, it was still a beautiful spot! I would highly recommend this to...More

Thank Caitlin L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a nice quiet park to escape the noise of everything and everyone. If you like history then would recommend to you.

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed walking around imagining what it was like back then So glad to have places like this still around to give us a glimpse of history.Well kept and quiet area.

Thank Terrib24
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Nice little historic site. Short self guided walking tour. The fort was simple but unique and the bell tower well worth the visit.

Thank s m
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This may be the only "tourist attraction" we've visited that we had all to ourselves. On a beautiful morning in January, it was eerily secluded. The state of SC has done a good job on the walking tour and having those brochures available, even without...More

Thank acmbraun
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This was an opportunity to take the grandkids out for a short history lesson. Being able to touch and see the site and read the signs about the historic past proved interesting to a 7 and 12 year old. It’s necessary to make it interesting...More

Thank richardwU3990HB
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting look back in American history Many interesting sign posts explaining life several hundreds of yes ago. Early Americans looking for a home. An excellent site to visit and reflect

Thank meggie0214
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The walk through this site is wonderful. You can see part of the original establishment, the location of the market area(complete with a map), church ruins with cemetery, and where the small bridge used to be too cross the river. There are also some walking...More

Thank Miriam B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We were new to the area and interested in history. This was a great 3-4 hour self guided tour that was well planned and informative. Pay by envelope at the entrance and hang the pass on your rear view mirror. Guides are availble and a...More

Thank boonemater
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Have been to Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site several times. It is so peaceful with an expansive piece of land for children to burn off some energy. Old historic building remnants for you to look and study over. SCSP system takes excellent care of this...More

Thank Sue L
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Jeannine S
5 June 2016|
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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
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