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Battery & White Point Gardens

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Address: East Battery & Murray Blvd., Charleston, SC 29401
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Gorgeous live oaks and setting by the water

I've never seen as large a collection of live oaks in a city garden as in this one. Surrounded on one side by spectacular old Charleston homes, and on two sides by lovely water... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've never seen as large a collection of live oaks in a city garden as in this one. Surrounded on one side by spectacular old Charleston homes, and on two sides by lovely water views, this garden is one of the greatest delights of the city's urban design, and has been so for a very long time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved all the trees and statues and the cool breeze... however the best part was seeing that they have a rookery for night herons there in the trees. There is a sign below the tree where most of the chicks are... I stopped to read the sign and say how thrilled I was that the city has protected these birds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you close your eyes you can almost hear the sound of cannons being fired at Fort Sumter which sits just within view across the harbor. You can imagine the residents of the historic homes watching the bombardment from the porticos, THEN open your eyes to experience the present day peace and solitude while feeling the gentle harbor breeze stroking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have photos of my great, great grandmother, with her daughter and my mother- when my mom was 5- in front of the canon balls at this same location. Now 51 myself, when I visit, I'm reminded of how transient we are; I wonder how many of us have passed beneath those old trees over the years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Between the grounds and the view, this should not be missed! You really get a sense of history here yet it is also very peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Historical spot where the kids can run around and climb on the cannons that once fired upon Fort Sumter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great spot to include in your Charleston visit as it is cooler under the trees and from the breeze from the water. Lots of benches to sit and enjoy the area. kids can run safely as the leased dogs as well. Great views of the river and harbor. Boats of all types grace the seaside and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An amazing historical backstory here. I have visited Charleston countless times (since I was a toddler) - familia ties. Since I was a child this park has always held a special place in my heart. So much that I told my mother I would get married there (at the gazebo). 20 years later, I did just that. So, business or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Aside from the possible cost of parking, this is an absolutely free experience within Charleston. Walking along the Battery Wall and through Battery Park is a must-do while visiting Charleston. Charming antebellum homes and bits of history in this area are everywhere you look. Be sure to set aside an hour or two during your visit to the Holy City... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we found bench and sat and watched the world go by. they have cannons from all periods of the city history. the gazebo is neat too.

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