Fears That Fortifed Charles Towne-- Musket 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 a demonstration of 17th century small arms.

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Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

1500 Old Towne RD
Charleston, SC 29407



  • State Park Service 75th Anniversary
  • Meeting Place : Fortified area - near the crop garden
  • What to Bring : insect repellent and water
  • Event Hours : Demonstrations begin at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00pm in the fortified area.