Battery & White Point Gardens

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Battery & White Point Gardens

Battery & White Point Gardens
4.5
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada3,479 contributions
Oct 2021
Created in the 1800’s, it is THE scenic spot on the peninsula, 4 blocks long. The day I went, there was a photoshoot, strolling families and a few joggers. I enjoyed the sea breeze as I walked amongst the armaments like the Dahlgren guns, the cannon balls and the Confederate Columbiad. I was enlightened by the history recreated here with all the signage, the statues and the sights. The aged trees provide shade for the benches that line the paths. At one end is the prominent Hobson Monument.
Written October 31, 2021
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florenceMinnesota
Minneapolis, MN294 contributions
May 2021
Review includes downtown Charleston....
spent 3 beautiful days walking the historic district of Charleston. The battery, waterfront and overall gardens were so nice to walk thru. Shaded paths take you along the mansions facing the water. just a nice respite from the downtown shopping and eating.
We did an audio self guided walking tour admiring the homes and architecture.
Saw alot of families with young kids where this is a great place to chill for awhile or during the heat of the day.
It's hard to imagine what the first shot of the Civil War times must of felt like in this city and times.
Take any street from the park and you will find mansions lining the way.
Written May 10, 2021
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Marty Bielicki
Jensen Beach, FL14,031 contributions
Aug 2021
This Park is located at the southeast corner of South Battery and Murray Blvd. Superb views can be had overlooking the bay. There are a number of oak and magnolia trees to enjoy as you either walk or sit on a bench. A gazebo is in the middle of the park.

There are a number of statues like General William Moultrie who was a South Carolina Revolutionary war hero. Near Mount Pleasant, there is a Fort named for him. The fort was later used to bomb Ft. Sumter causing the eviction of the North to leave Fort Sumter in April of 1861.

We enjoy walking the promenade on top of the defensive seawall. A superb advantage to look at the beautiful homes along East Battery Street.

Looking out in the bay, one can see Fort Pinckney. The first “fort” in the channel is Castle Pinckney. It is easily confused as Ft. Sumter as it is quite visible from Charleston’s waterfront. Castle Pinckney was developed in 1810 now operated by the Sons of the Confederacy. Ft. Sumter is farther out near the inlet, but still visible.

If you continue north past several buildings, you will come to Joe Riley Waterfront Park. There are beautiful fountains and the “Waterfront Park Pier.”

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Written August 29, 2021
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LeGrand2099
22 contributions
Jan 2020
Stopped here along our tour of downtown Charleston. Wonderful park along the water. We sat on the benches in the park and watched as people sat in the grass, practiced yoga, walked their dogs..... its nice to see this is a beautiful spot that the residents of the city go to and do normal things. The view of the water is great, and there are several plaques in the area with information about history. Definitely a must stop for visitors
Written January 23, 2020
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MDMensch
DC, United States372 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
If you've searched this topic, then you will definitely love walking around the battery and through the charming rose of historic homes that line this spacious serene park.

Great for runners and walkers, as well as those who have their own gardens to tend to. Architecture is wonderful and the homes' foliage and plantings are very interesting to walk through.
Written July 26, 2020
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MonkeyHeather
Atlanta, GA12 contributions
Jan 2020
Ive been to Charleston three times, but this was the first time I walked through the battery. It was gorgeous, I'm so glad we made the time to visit that area of the city. The houses, the park, the promenade were all lovely. I would highly recommend walking through this part of Charleston if you enjoy antebellum architecture.
Written February 7, 2020
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Marc L
Virginia81 contributions
Apr 2022
The Battery is a nice place to spend several hours walking around and viewing all the houses in the historic district and also walking on the boardwalk. Parking is a bit tricky since most is designated for residential parking and need a parking pass. Recommend looking at parking on the waterfront and walking into the historic district.
Written April 10, 2022
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F4981JCmichaels
Vancouver, WA1,891 contributions
Jun 2021
Stopped here the first thing in the morning, before we left Charleston. It was a quiet Monday morning. The park is small, but as you walk among the trees there, you can hear numerous birds. It is peaceful. Unlike the history of the nearby Battery.
The Battery is made up of remnants from the Civil War, and a small tribute to the American Revolution, via a statue of a famous general from that period. The sidewalks are lined with all types of cannons. Fort Sumter is visible off in the distance. This is the place that the Civil War started, so it not surprising that there is a tall monument at the center point of the Battery dedicated to the Confederate Defenders of Charleston.
Surrounding the park and Battery are numerous fancy houses. Of all the places we have ever visited, and we have been to all 50 states and 9 territories and provinces of Canada, Charleston seemed to have the most fancy, historic, or otherwise notable homes than anywhere else we've been. If you are into interesting architecture or fancy houses, you will love Charleston for that alone.
Written October 7, 2021
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8ric
Tampa, FL1,135 contributions
Mar 2021
Taking a leisure walk along the battery gives you fantastic views of the harbor and the elegant southern style homes (mansions along the water front. Plus there is plenty of historic significant to the area.

If it's summer time you might want to bring a hat and sunscreen because there is no shade along the battery itself, until you arrive at White Point Garden where there are plenty of large Live Oaks to shade you.
Written March 31, 2021
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Robert H
Sturgeon Bay, WI660 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
So many things to do in Charleston but this one is free and lovely. Started with the birds in the trees. Two we’re having issues with each other and interesting to watch. Mainly because they were cranberry and really big. Many years ago we took a picture of our oldest grandchild on a cannon. Today we took a picture of our youngest grandchild. Then we walked along the shore , 92 degrees and humid, but we had that gentle breeze that felt so good. Relaxing and peaceful.
Written July 13, 2020
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