Fears that Fortified Charles Towne - Cannon Demonstration

1500 Old Towne RD
Charleston, SC 29407


During the early years of the settlement, the Charles Towne colonists faced several threats, especially from their primary enemy and colonial rival, the Spanish. The Spanish fleet at St. Augustine, Florida was within three days travel of the fledgling English colony. Charles Towne, "here settled in the very chaps of the Spaniard," was a direct challenge to the claim of this disputed land. Following a review of Charles Towne's fortifications and defenses, the program will culminate with the Charles Towne Militia living history team's demonstration of 17th century artillery.

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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

1500 Old Towne RD
Charleston, SC 29407



  • April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • April 19, 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • April 19, 2014, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • State Park Service 75th Anniversary
  • Meeting Place : At the cannons in the fortified area.
  • What to Bring : Water and insect repellent
  • Event Hours : 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm There are no cannon demonstrations in January or August as that's when we train new Charles Towne Militia cannon team volunteers. If you are interested in joining the cannon team, please inquire at the park about our next training class.