Battery & White Point Gardens, Charleston

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Once a weapon-filled defensive site, Battery & White Point Gardens is now designed for peace and tranquility. As you walk through the pleasant park and gardens, you can examine cannons, statues, and other monuments, including a bronze bust of famous poet, novelist, and historian W.G. Simms. Look for the commemorative marker for a pirate captain and his crew who were hung at the site about 300 years ago. All your wandering will be in the shadow of many large antebellum houses, surrounded by oak trees and overlooking the Charleston Harbor. The gardens are suitable for picnicking, recreation, photography, and other leisurely activities. Plan to see Battery & White Point Gardens and other attractions that appeal to you using our Charleston itinerary maker.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Bring a blanket and relax under the oaks at Battery Point. Parking is tight so be sure to drive the entire length of Murray Blvd to check for available spots. You can fish from the sidewalk if you cho...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This clean park presents great views of the Atlantic Ocean and Fort Sumter. The park itself has artifacts of cannons, cannon balls, and statues. Across the street is the Two Meeting Street Inn also kn...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    a great place to walk and enjoy the water as well as the garden area. gives information on the history of the battery and what took place during the war.  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    The old oak trees of this park are amazing and having free parking is a plus. We love walking the sidewalk around the waters and letting the kids just play on the grassy areas under the trees. The location is a short walk to downtown restaurants and stores. Every time we come to Charleston we have to come here.
  • June 25, 2017
    Such a neat place and at night it is very romantic. I had my wedding in the gazebo. My wife and I couldn't have been happier to been at such a beautiful place!
  • April 5, 2017
    Very scenic and worth walking around. Great for tourists and locals both. No restrooms nearby so if you have little kids take them to the restroom before you head over. The park, water and beautiful homes make it a must see at least once.
  • June 24, 2017
    Beautiful old trees, many old cannons and memorial statues. Views of the Ashley and Cooper rivers. Great place for pictures.
  • March 13, 2017
    Nice place to enjoy a stroll. The park is heavily shaded and a great place to enjoy a picnic or just a walk. They do allow off-leash dogs but it didn't seem like a problem. Most dogs seemed well trained and had no issues!

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