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Battery & White Point Gardens

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Address: East Battery & Murray Blvd., Charleston, SC 29401
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US$19.98*
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Historic Charleston Walking Tour
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US$25.00*
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Charleston's Most Beautiful Walk
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Historical Charleston Tour with Optional Joseph Manigault House Visit

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Wonderful park but no public restrooms anywhere close by.

This is a beautiful park with quite a bit of history. There are many statues, monuments, and old cannons. A prime example of this is a monument in the southeast corner of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful park with quite a bit of history. There are many statues, monuments, and old cannons. A prime example of this is a monument in the southeast corner of the park that commemorates the sailors killed in a naval accident in 1952. The park is good size and a wonderful area for people and pets. The only... More 

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Gadsden, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We initially saw this from a bout tour we took so the next morning we grabbed breakfast and headed that way to walk it off. Absolutely gorgeous area for a walk to see old Charleston. We walked past Rainbow Row to the park and the waterfront. The surrounding neighborhood has some beautiful and historic homes. You just don't see the... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is nothing better than waking up early, grabbing a coffee, and strolling through downtown all the way to the battery. With the water to one side, and gorgeous historic homes to the other, there will be no shortage of sights to see. The park also offers plenty of seating in the shade to relax.

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place to take a walk and enjoy the history of The Battery. Plenty of benches to sit and take in the views and smells of such a special place!

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La Crosse, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In a city overflowing with history, it allculminates at this park and water overlook. It is amazing how many "firsts" are listed on the bronze plaque pointing to the 3 forts in the harbor. There are statues and cannons, and a model of the first machine gun ever used. The live oak trees are gorgeous, even in winter, and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Any visit to historic Charleston, South Carolina, has to begin at the Battery, or Battery Park, or White Point Gardens. Opened as a public park in 1837, its use changed during the Civil War. On April 12, 1861, citizens gathered at Battery Park to watch the shelling of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, an event that triggered the start of... More 

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Hope, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During our four day stay we walked up and down the coast many times, from Waterfront Park to the Battery & White Point Gardens. We couldn't resist the views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views, very clean and relaxing place to see and walk and talk. Did not visit here long enough would have spent more time here but was on cities tour.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should stroll along the Charleston bay to White Points Gardens. The water view is amazing and the park is historic. The live oaks give welcome shade and the breeze from the Ashley River is comfortable. The gazebo is a great photo opportunity.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've enjoyed walking by the water and browse all the beatuiful buildings and gardens. The most beautiful part of Charleston. We recommed this city to all of our friends.

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