Fodor's Expert Review The Battery

South of Broad Park/Playground Fodor's Choice
Free

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, walkers 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 to 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 bite.

Park/Playground Historic District/Site Promenade/Boardwalk Historical Romantic Views Fodor's Choice Family Free

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East Battery St.
Charleston, South Carolina  29401, USA

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