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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  • Here you can park (we had no problem finding a free space mid-day on a Sunday) and walk the perimeter of The Battery as you overlook the Ashley River. If you head away from the water, walk on any smal...  more »
  • A small green spot (rare in Charleston) near the waterfront. Not much to do but sit. Pretty views and you can see Fort Sumter and more. NIcer to walk along the waterfront.  more »
  • The Battery is where the Cooper and the Ashley rivers meet... so much history took place off this point! Walk around the park and read all the memorials to the to the men and women who fought in the d...  more »