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Bright green public space overlooking the coast: great for picnics and lounging.
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Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2129
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must stop while in Charleston. Great little spot to have a picnic or stop to enjoy the view! Lots of crowds though

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank steph_L_mtl99
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful fountain near Waterfront Park with shaded, benches nearby to sit and enjoy the scenery. Good for photograph backgrounds in the tourist city. Usually visit when in the area. Will return. Not high activity. Just nice place to relax.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SCTraveller42
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very pleasant and relaxing park! Lots of walkways, and tons of shade. Right on the waterfront and makes a lovely stroll.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SunshineFamily9
Reviewed 3 days ago

The park is very clean and was quite busy with people taking pictures in front of the fountain. We made a loop around the park to see other statues and the cannons. Try the gelato before entering the park. Very good!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stumbled upon the waterfront while exploring Charleston on foot. The Pineapple Fountain is an iconic part of the waterfront You can walk in it! No one stops you. It is so beautiful. The entire area is perfect to relax and take in the harbor....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ayeread12
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a great place to visit on a warm and sunny day. Located within a easy walk from the Marketplace, one and enjoy the breezes coming off the Charleston Harbor area, a relaxing sit on one of the benches and experience the locals and visitors...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Carl H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Live in Charleston and this is one of the place I love coming whenever I am down town. It's so relaxing and enjoyable walking along the waterfront here. Great little park.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kla821
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely park to take a walk in near the water. When I was there, the temp was in the 90s, so it was a relief to be able to walk through the tree lined paths.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 200krisp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent views of the water and bridge. Wildlife, birds, butterflies. Pineapple fountain, boardwalk, etc.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Curly
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here every morning to watch the sunrise. Beautiful. This park was right outide our hotel. Came here one morning to ride the water taxi and watched the dolphins. Peaceful place with lovely porch swings to take in all the beauty. We spent a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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RanahWilliams
June 23, 2019|
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Response from Katherine8183 | Reviewed this property |
There is no admission fee. The park is free.
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Laura K
June 25, 2018|
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Response from 159elizabethe | Reviewed this property |
Yep, but I’m sure it will fill up quick.
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JohnS4975
November 6, 2016|
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Response from alocalSummervilleSC | Reviewed this property |
Old Exchange Bldg. is on Broad St and East Bay. About a 4 block, 10 minute walk to the park.
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