Battery Park, Charleston SC

Are you planning a trip to Charleston in the not too distant future?  Have you already made your plans, booked your reservations, and built your itinerary?  We know that planning your vacation can be a little overwhelming at times, and we’re here to help make your trip to Charleston one to remember!  Don’t sweat it if you have already made your plans for your next visit, but be sure to walk around Battery Park, you won’t regret it!

If you are planning to visit Charleston sometime soon, it is always worthwhile to take a stroll through one of Charleston’s best promenades, Battery Park or White Point Gardens.  It is a great place to get to know this historic city.  When you are visiting Charleston, you will quickly realize there is no shortage of things to do and see.  However, taking a walk from the Governor’s House Inn to Battery Park is one walk you will not regret.

Battery Park provides views of Fort Sumter and the various historic antebellum homes that define the Charleston landscape.  The park is located at the southeastern point of the peninsula, and was originally established as a fort.  It was converted into a park in 1837, but was then used in the Civil War by the Confederate Army as an artillery battery.

When you stroll through the park today, now known as White Point Gardens, you’ll quickly fall in love with the giant oak trees that line the promenade.  The park also includes many historical monuments, memorials, and artifacts including cannons from the Civil War, the Torpedo Boatman Memorial, the Moultrie Monument, the USS Amberjack Memorial, and many more.

Walking from the Governor’s House Inn towards the battery will show you why Charleston has been a beloved place for so many years.  It is always difficult to define a place by describing it in images and words.  When people ask me to define Charleston, a walk to Battery Park is an experience that always comes to mind.  However, do not take our word for it, next time you’re in town, walk it for yourself.

 

 

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