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Charleston Sights

Battery

  • East Battery St. Map It
  • South of Broad
  • Promenade/Boardwalk
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Updated 10/03/2014

Fodor's Review

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 Garden—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 locals dangling their fishing lines, waiting for a catch.

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East Battery St., at Murray Blvd., Charleston, South Carolina, 29401, United States

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Updated 10/03/2014

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Mar 31, 2009

Excellent

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.

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