As a show of recognition for the support of the community, the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site will be offering a special reduced admission price for Charleston-area residents.

On Feb. 11-12, residents of Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties will receive half off the admission prices into the park as well as the opportunity to participate in free and previously unoffered programs.

Park Manager Rob Powell says he wants the local community to know their loyalty to the park doesn't go unnoticed. "We want to let the residents of the tri-county area know how much we appreciate their continued support of Charles Towne Landing," said Powell.

Feb. 11 is Exploration and Discovery Day at the park, and guests will have the opportunity to see what life was like for the first Colonists who set foot in South Carolina.

Several free programs will be given onsite throughout the weekend, and for an additional $4, visitors can sign up for special behind-the-scenes tours of the Animal Forest, Legare Waring House and other areas of the park.

These behind-the-scenes tours are rarely offered and are limited to 15 people per tour. Visitors should contact Charles Towne Landing to make reservations if interested.

Admission for those eligible for the reduced price will be $3.75 for adults, $1.88 for seniors and $1.75 for children ages 6-15. To receive the discount, visitors must present a valid South Carolina driver's license or identification card.