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Charles Towne Landing

The Charles Towne Landing is a dog-friendly, state historical site in Charleston, SC, where you and your family can learn about the oldest South Carolina Colony. Well-mannered pets are welcomed on a 6-foot leash. Please note that dogs are not permitted in the Animal Forest or the museum. Visit Website

Or call (843) 852-4200 or email charlestowne@scprt.com for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Charles Towne Landing has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 11 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Staysea
    Jun 28, 2023
    Enjoyed our Adventure!

    Braved the summer heat & walked the historic & nature trails. Majority of the walk is shaded. Plenty of spots to sit down & take a breather/water break.

  • Jessica
    Jun 3, 2023
    explore history with your best friend

    My pup and I loved our day here! best walking in shaded areas with plenty of water fountains, places to sit, and tons of sniffing

  • Frances
    Sep 18, 2022
    Dog Friendly

    The staff was completely dog friendly. You can go everywhere but the animal house. The trail is long picturesque and informative.

  • Meredith
    Jul 25, 2022
    Such a fantastic walk!

    This is a beautiful place to take your pup! The only place the pups can’t go is the animal exhibit. There are several water fountains along the history trail and some even had a dog bowl that could be filled!

  • Barb
    Nov 2, 2021
    Great trails

    History is before you as you take the trails of CharlesTowne Landing - the original settlement before Charleston. Many signs to read and learn. This park covers history from 1670 to almost present day. There is ongoing excavation that you are able to watch in progress and a replica ship that would go along the river. I highly recommend this. Dogs are not allowed in the animal area or in the museum.

  • Nichola
    Oct 18, 2020
    Extremely Pet Friendly

    the staff were excellent. Hal was able to enter the Visitor Center and the Commons Lodge. Beautiful site with live oaks covered in moss, and informative history on the first permanent settlement in SC.

  • Lynette
    Jan 7, 2020
    Fantastic Park

    Our teens and dog loved this park. There is plenty to see and do and the trails are beautiful. The only place our dog couldn’t go was inside the zoo but they have chairs and swings just outside the entrance to the small zoo, so my husband waited with our dog while the kids visited the animals and it worked great. The Avenue of Oaks is stunning.

  • Kristen
    Oct 14, 2019
    Lily loved it 🐺

    Great place for pets- Lily got to go everywhere and altho she was taunted by squirrels, she did not see any alligators! Beautiful park- perfect for strolling- gorgeous scenery. Super friendly staff!!

  • Jan
    More than a year ago
    Fun place to walk & sniff

    Charlestowne Landing is an excellent place to take your dog. Some areas are restricted, but there is plenty of territory still available for walking, and “oh the smells we’ll smell!” I recommend going to their website to find out where pets are allowed, and then downloading a map, to see the walking areas that you can enjoy with your furbaby(ies).

  • Katherine
    Mar 28, 2018
    Everyone was so nice to our little Cocoa.

    Very clean park. Kids and our Chihuahua loved it.

  • BESS
    More than a year ago
    Very dog friendly

    Dogs are welcome inside the welcomr center. The only walk the dogw cannot go on is the Animal Forest, otherwise they can walk the park. Very nice visit.

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