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Battery Park is the quintessential image of Charleston for most Holy City locals. Here you are completely surrounded by the charms that Charlestonians love the most- antebellum historic homes, a view of the Ravenel Bridge across the harbor, and centuries old oaks alongside stately palmettos.

One of the best spots to get to know Charleston, South Carolina is Battery Park. This lovely spot on the waterfront features southern mansions, cannons, cannon balls, oak trees, palmettos, statues, a gazebo, and incredible views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse. Touring Charleston is exhausting due to the sheer numbers of historic places and sights to see. When you need to take a breather, head on over to this beautiful park. You’ll be able to relax but you won’t get a complete respite from history as Battery Park has a significant past of its own including prominence in several wars and legendary pirates. In addition, gorgeous mansions lining the harbor remind you of yesteryear. Battery Park is also known as White Point Gardens. White Point gets its name from the piles of bleached oyster shells. This point was occupied by Fort Broughton and Fort Wilkins during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. In fact, the cannons were placed in the Battery in response to the War of 1812 intended to defend Charleston as a last defense.

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