110 Holiday Rd.
Summerville, SC 29483
Phone: (843) 875-3022
Fax: (843) 851-3120
Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site
Su to Sa from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Located on the Ashley River 15 miles from Charleston, this location has historic significance known as Fort Dorchester, an American fortification during colonial days and the Revolutionary War. Ruins of the 1751 St. George Parish bell tower, cemetery and burial grounds, and remaining walls add considerable interest to early settlement days. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, events such as Garrison Days, where reenactments of the French and Indian War take place, are held annually. Visitors can observe archaeology in progress at the Saturday Process of Discovery programs. The park is open until 6p daily during Daylight Savings Time. There is an increase to the admission fee for special events. -Natasha Lawrence