While on a trip to Charleston, we discovered the Angel Oak tree. Angel Oak is a Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) located in Angel Oak Park on Johns Island near Charleston, South Carolina. It's 400 years old, stands 66.5 ft tall, measures 28 ft in circumference.
On everyone’s top ten list of things to do in Charleston, this is a must see for anyone visiting near Charleston, South Carolina. A large number of people search for “Angel Oak Charleston South Carolina” even thought this tree is on John’s Island.
The oak derives its name from the estate of Justus Angel and his wife, Martha Waight Tucker Angel and was part of Abraham Waight’s 1717 land grant. The City of Charleston now owns the property. Visiting Angel Oak Park is free and the tree should be added to any visit to Charleston, Kiawah or Seabrook Islands. In fact, if you are going to Kiawah Island or Seabrook Islands, you will likely drive within a few hundred feet of the Angel Oak Tree.