White Point Gardens can be found at the southeastern point of Charleston. This area has had a long and storied history originally serving as Fort in the 1700s and later as a Confederate Artillery Battery during the Civil War. Today it is an historic park with interesting building for sightseers and plenty of space for locals and tourists alike to picnic or walk the dog. This point also marks the end point of the Battery, the city's southern seawall.
Things to Do
- Bring along your camera to get some wonderful snaps of Charleston. From here you can get great views of the city's harbor. The park itself is very photogenic too. It is lined with shady oak trees and filled with interesting and fantastically designed monuments and memorials such as the Hurricane Hugo Monument, the Defenders of Fort Moultrie Monument and the Confederate Defenders of Charleston Memorial.
- This is a perfect park to come and get some exercise. It is typical to see people working out, jogging, power walking or cycling around the park trying to get fit. It's also a perfect place to simple chill out, enjoy the views and relax in the garden's tranquility.
Battery & White Point Gardens Insider Tips
- There are no public bathrooms in the park so make sure you use the restroom before you make your visit. It is a long walk to the nearest available ones while you are in t
- There is a white gazebo at the center of the park which is quite popular with any professional photographers who use the park for wedding or other big events. You can use it too for a nice family photo.
- The Battery and the adjacent promenade provide the location for a very pleasant walk.