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The Battery & more

Yes, this area is White Point Garden, but also located in the Battery. It is a lovely spot to take in the history of Charleston. We parked by the water (it if free & no time... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, this area is White Point Garden, but also located in the Battery. It is a lovely spot to take in the history of Charleston. We parked by the water (it if free & no time limit) & just walked around until we came upon the park. It is lovely, incorporating monuments with natural beauty, the water & the historical... More 

Thank Denden13
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Well, this is listed as White Point Garden, but in reality Battery No. 5 is listed with the National Register of Historic Sites and is a 2 acre historic battery on James Island, SC. It was the east end of the James Island Seige Line. It is located on Riverland Drive on James Island is now in a developed area.... More 

Thank Terrie J
Murrieta, California
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620 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Very nice park setting in the historical section of Charleston, lined with cannons and mortars, like the ones used in the defense of Charleston.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Houston, Texas
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132 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2016

The area is called White Point Gardens - great place to walk around - a lot of flowers - see the large homes - take a break on the benches - One of the best free Parks in Charleston

Thank edcmoverman
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Really nice waterside park with historical interest -think Civil War. Easy to park, walk past nearby Rainbow Row and a great place for a picnic

Thank petervance
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This area includes a nice park, and is surrounded by beautiful homes. It's a perfect place for a relaxing walk with views of the harbor.

1 Thank moose444
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1,360 reviews
494 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 497 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Walked along the area by accident, found a cute little park and some unusual old civil war cannons. Actually the civil war started from here against Fort Sumter. Felt part of our history.

1 Thank CDM49
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Nice outside park allows dog off leash on certain hours. Views of the Harbor and gorgeous homes on the battery.

1 Thank William P
Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2015

I admit it/ I'm a history freak, particularly the Civil War. With that proviso this is FAR more than a pretty park. This is a site from which Confederates actually fired on Ft. Sumter to initiate the war. And, there you are are actually standing where history was made. There are even guns displayed that we're fired in that barrage.... More 

3 Thank Kevin L
Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2015

Battery Number 5 is just a small historical piece, but it is located in Battery Park, also known as Whitepoint Garden. The area is wrapped around on two sides by the Charleston Harbor, which is a beautiful waterway. From here you can see Fort Sumter and Castle Pinckney. The park is lined with big oak trees and is a great... More 

1 Thank Dave C

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