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Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

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In Summerville, the Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site preserves a trading settlement active from 1697 through the Revolutionary War. Built in 1757, the fort is made of oyster shell concrete called tabby. Traverse the grounds and discover remnants of stone walls, the Bell Tower of St. George’s Anglican Church, the Fort, Powder Magazine, as well as an historic cemetery. Archaeological digs are ongoing and you can observe the excavation. Learn more from guided walks and hands-€on educational programs. There is a nominal entrance fee for all 16 and older.

300 State Park Road
Summerville, SC
(843) 873-1740


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