The Angel Oak - Charleston


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Dog Friendly?: I honestly don't remember, I don't think it is, we'd left ours at the camper when we stopped by.

"The oak derives its name from the estate of Justus Angel and his wife, Martha Waight Tucker Angel. Local folklore tells stories of ghosts of formerly enslaved people appearing as angels around the tree."


Well, it is a big, 500-year-old tree. There's not a lot to say about it other than it seems like a bit of a special place when you're walking around underneath it. Just thinking about all the storms it has been through and the changes around it that have taken place over the years. Well worth a half-hour to hour walk around it just to take it in. There are usually some locals selling local crafts near it as well as a small store on site.

This can easily be seen as part of your visit to the Charleston Tea Garden ( as they are both located right off of the same road and only minutes apart. This was one of those things that we were kind of questioning if we actually wanted to go see, but glad that we did. It is just a neat piece of local history, and being a living thing, you never know how long it will be around.

Click here for a Panorama of the Oak

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WOW! Another sight that I didn't know exists.

It kinda reminds me of the Banyan tree in Lahaina, which unfortunately was burned in the fire.