Battery & White Point Gardens

Battery & White Point Gardens

Battery & White Point Gardens
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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Discover historical Civil War monuments nestled among the greenery in these lush gardens on Charleston's south coast. Bonus: There's spectacular views of Fort Sumter and Charleston Harbor.
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  • A Midlife Adventure
    Dursley, United Kingdom2,767 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a walk particularly to see the adjacent houses
    A pleasant stroll along The Battery and then back through the park. The highlight for us, however, was walking around the historic district adjacent to the park and admiring the architecture and unique historical Charleston houses. If you read every historic marker you could easily spend a few hours here wandering around.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 10, 2023
  • Richard C
    799 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    White Point Gardens Are a Charleston Highlight
    Walking White Point Gardens is certainly worth your time when in Charleston. You'll be treated to see the harbor adjacent to the historic architecture that the city is famous for. There are benches to sit on, and it's a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the city.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 6, 2023
  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, Massachusetts38,610 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous walk along the marina
    My favorite place in beautiful Charleston where one delight follows another: a long stretch of antebellum mansions on the Battery facing the marina. Every luxurious mansion has its one face and it was really hard to choose which one is the best. I found two of my own favorites standing next to each other: magnificent white mansion with lovely small garden (private residence) and Edmondston-Alston House. After a short walk in the White Point Gardens we turned back and this time we walked not along the marina but closer to the mansions to take a close at them.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 2, 2024
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MDMensch
DC, United States453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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florenceMinnesota
Minneapolis, MN328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
Stuart, FL15,342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Laur2396
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We spent many evenings walking and driving the Battery. I would highly recommend driving around the area at night because it is very cool to see the giant houses lit up. Definitely history in the Battery, so be sure to take a tour or do some research to get an understanding of the area that you're walking through.
Written August 11, 2022
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mgnelu
Rockville, MD230 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I believe that wiser timing of our visit would have made the experience better. It was excessively hot when we visited and we tried to stay in the shade rather than boil in the sun. The park provided the shade, but not much else. Our daughter is too old to be excited about cannons and cannon balls stuck together in piles. For some reason, we must have missed the White Point Gardens (the place was marked on our map as Battery Park and we did not expect to see gardens). I considered the presence of confederate statues as a big negative. Walking on the promenade in the morning / watching the sunrise should be nicer. Evenings or cooler days would work as well and the historic houses are likely nicely lit at night. None of these alternatives were exciting enough to visit the area again though.
Written August 20, 2022
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Richard C
Virginia799 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Walking White Point Gardens is certainly worth your time when in Charleston. You'll be treated to see the harbor adjacent to the historic architecture that the city is famous for. There are benches to sit on, and it's a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the city.
Written December 6, 2023
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Robert H
Sturgeon Bay, WI618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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F4981JCmichaels
Vancouver, WA2,650 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, FL1,074 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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GoAlong2
Seattle, WA863 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
This a beautiful area of town. The park features massive trees with a lush canopy. There a paths and benches to enjoy the shade. Along the edge, the old canons and ammunition can be seen. The waterfront features a stone embankment and walkway that lets you enjoy views of the harbor and the islands nearby. It also provides nice views of the city and the historic homes.
Written August 30, 2022
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