Colonial Charles Towne Fest 2017

9-11 Jun

1. Friday: From 6-9 PM, come spend time with 18th-century reenactors at various downtown bars and restaurants. Follow the hashtag #cctf2017 to see where we are! This is a great opportunity to ask historical questions about the area, take pictures for a memorable Charleston vacation/trip, and have a pint with a patriot or a pirate or a redcoat if you dare! (Pictures are free by the way!)
--Location: We will largely stay around Market Street, Cumberland Street, Church Street, and Vendue Range at bars and restaurants such as the Griffin, Tommy Condon's, etc. 

2. Saturday: This is where the action begins! At 11:00 A.M. come see a small skirmish representing a 1780 Royal Navy landing party fight American pickets! At 1:00 PM there will be a reenactment of part of the 1780 siege of Charles Town-America's worst defeat in the American Revolution, but a defeat the paved the way for the final American victory in 1781 (the British would soon find out they were stuck in South Carolina thanks to guerilla leaders and men like the Swampfox, Francis Marion! Talk about Southern hospitality). A food vendor will also be on site. 
--Cost: Adults are $7.00 (Seniors/Military are $6.00), Children (3-13) are $6.00, under 3 are free. 
--Location2620 Hanscombe Point Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455. Parking on site (look for signs). BRING WATER, AND BEACH CHAIRS IF DESIRED. FOOD WILL BE SOLD ON SITE. 

3. Sunday: At 1:00 P.M., and 2:00 P.M., reenactors and actors will recreate an early 18th-century pirate trial at the Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon. This is a family friendly and interactive event appropriate for all ages, and is included in admission to the Old Exchange Building. Additionally, see redcoats in the Exchange's Dungeon! The Old Exchange is South Carolina's most historic building, and is on the site of a former prison which held pirates from the infamous Stede Bonnet's Crew, and contains a section of Charleston's original early 18th-century sea wall that can be seen on a dungeon tour. The dungeon itself is amazing and is an original Revolutionary War prison camp. Will you get arrested by a British provost guard? It's likely if you are a sympathizer with those rebels who surrendered on Saturday!
---Location: 122 East Bay Street, Charleston, S.C. (downtown). 
--Parking: Parking behind building, two blocks behind building in 2 hour spaces, parking garages on North Atlantic Wharf and at 
Cumberland street. Metered spots are free on Sundays. 
---Price: Museum admission (www.oldexchange.org for more info, or 843-727-2165)