We recently visited Charleston for the weekend. I love Charleston and all of its history! This time, we took our children with us since it was my oldest son’s birthday. Yup, he turned 13. We officially have a teenager in the house now. Yikes! 🙂 One of the places he wanted to go for his birthday was to see the Angel Oak tree. It’s located 12 miles from downtown Charleston on Johns Island. The land where the Angel Oak sits is now owned by Charleston and it is free to visit and take pictures. It’s tough to honor this tree through a photograph. It is between 500-1500 years old. The height of this magnificent tree is 65 feet tall with its limbs offering 17,000 square feet of shade. It’s a Southern Live Oak and is one of oldest living things in the USA. If you are down in Charleston, I highly recommend you visiting it.