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During the Civil War, the Confederate army mounted cannons in the Battery, at the southernmost point of Charleston's peninsula, to fortify the city against Union attack. Cannons and piles of cannonballs still line the oak-shaded park known as White Point Gardens—kids can't resist climbing them. Where pirates once hung from the gallows, strollers now take in the serene setting from Charleston benches (small wood-slat benches with cast-iron sides). Stroll the waterside promenades along East Battery and Murray Boulevard and you can enjoy views of Charleston Harbor, the Ravenel Bridge, and Fort Sumter on one side, with some of the city's most photographed mansions on the other. You'll find Gullah oldsters dangling their fishing lines, waiting for a catch.

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  • Address: East Bay St. at Murray Blvd., South of Broad, Charleston, SC 29401 | Map It
  • Location: South of Broad
Updated: 11-19-2012

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    A sidewalk area that runs along the water, sea on one side, gorgeous and huge houses (among the city's most impressive) on the other. Great area to stroll and soak in the scenery.

    by bachslunch, 3/31/09

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