White Gables: Family Fun Near White Gables New Homes in Summerville

The lovely White Gables community by Crescent Homes in Summerville is set among natural beauty and close to many family fun spots. You and your family can make great memories at these fun attractions. See why the new homes in Summerville at White Gables is the ideal place to raise your family.

Family Fun in Summerville

There are numerous fun activities in and around the White Gables community in Summerville, ranging from skating to exploring historical sites. This peaceful, historic town has several parks, and the over six mile long Sawmill Branch Bike/Hike Trail, plus attractions like Music in Motion and the old-time soda fountain at Guerin’s Pharmacy. For a relaxing day of theater take the kids to the Flowertown Players’ Children’s Theatre. If you love exploring the area’s past, take the family to the Dorchester Historic Site where you can see professional archeologists at work exploring South Carolina’s past.

Music in Motion Family Fun Center

Summerville’s Music in Motion Family Fun Center offers wholesome fun for the entire family. Enjoy inline and roller skating, air hockey, shooting pool, and video games. Redeem points earned from games for cool glow and flashy items, candy, and trinkets. The concession stand offers food freshly prepared to your order. Music in Motion prides itself on offering safe family fun. They have an After School Program, Summer Camp Program, and party and group rates. The owners of Music in Motion strive to keep their prices reasonable. For the Summer Camp and After School Programs you are only charged for the day’s your child actually attends.

Music In Motion Family Fun Center
1341 College Park Road
Summerville, SC 29483
Tel: (843) 832-6077

Flowertown Children’s Theater

Summerville’s nickname is Flowertown and Summerville’s community theater group, the Flowertown Players offers performances for adults and children at the historic James F. Dean Theater. Kid’s shows for the 2013-2014 season include “Cinderella or How Pipsqueak the Mouse became a Stallion” and “Pippy Longstockings.” This is a great way to introduce your children to the theater. The organization also offers classes for aspiring young actors and playwrights. There are acting classes for ages 3 to 6 and 6 to 12, as well as playwriting courses for those 13 and up.

Flowertown Children’s Theater
133 South Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Tel: (843) 875-9251

Guerin’s Pharmacy Soda Fountain

For good old-fashion family bonding take the kids and the grandparents down to Guerin’s Pharmacy Soda Fountain. Enjoy milk shakes, malts, ice cream floats, banana splits, flavored sodas, and hot dogs just like your great grandparents did. This family-owned business features the original 1920s soda fountain and an original soda fountain table and chairs, along with some reproductions for ample seating. The original soda fountain bar didn’t come with stools. The patrons stood up to enjoy their treats.

While in the shop, have a look at their extensive candy counter featuring modern favorites as well as classics such as Mary Janes, Squirrel Nuts, Neccos, Smarties, rock candy and more. They even have an old-fashioned refrigerated display for classy chocolates like Whitman’s and Russell Stover’s.

Guerin’s Pharmacy Soda Fountain
140 South Main St.
Summerville, SC 29483
Tel: (843) 873-2531

Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

For an enjoyable family outing that is educational as well take the kids to the Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site located right in Summerville. The town of Dorchester flourished in this area from 1697 until the Revolutionary War, when it was abandoned. A handful of original town structures remain. You can see the remains of the bell tower belonging to St. George’s Anglican Church, the fort made of tabby - an oyster-shell concrete, or perhaps see the remains of the log wharf at low tide. The historic cemetery is also interesting to visit.

You can watch archeologists at work investigating this settlements history. You can walk along the interpretive trail and seek exhibits about the town’s history. Volunteer opportunities are available for those serious about archeology. You may see area wildlife including white-tailed deer, raccoons, bald eagles, hawks, and American alligators as you walk through the park.

Once a year on Garrison Weekend, the Dorchester Fort comes alive again. You can see historical re-enactments of events during the French and Indian War staged by colonial period military-units. You can also visit the archeological digs and talk the archeologists about their latest discoveries.

Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site
300 State Park RD
Summerville, SC 29485
Tel: (843) 873-1740

Flowertown Festival

Every year since 1972 Summerville has hosted a Flowertown Festival. Historic Summerville is known as “Flowertown” because of its beautiful gardens and lawns which include pink azaleas, lovely wisterias, and dogwood trees. To celebrate this floral abundance, the three day Flowertown Festival is held each spring. The festival benefits Summerville’s YMCA and features a host of local artists, children’s rides and activities, and delicious food from a variety of local restaurants. Admission and parking is free. For more information on the Festival call (843) 871-9622.

You’ll enjoy Southern living at its finest in the White Gables community by Crescent Homes in Summerville. With many places offering great family fun your family will stay entertained and close to home. Featuring the best Summerville Homes for sale, see why so many families are calling White Gables home.

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