Battery & White Point Gardens, Charleston, South Carolina
East Battery & Murray Blvd., Charleston, South Carolina 29401| Map |
Battery & White Point Gardens is a scenic waterfront park with a lively history. Although it opened as a public park in 1837, its use changed during the Civil War. Today, the remaining cannons and piles of cannon balls make it a fun stop for families to explore. Kids can climb on the canons and piles of cannonballs while parents admire southern mansions, statues and views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney and the Sullivan Lighthouse. Kids may also be intrigued by the piles of bleached oyster shells, which is how White Point Gardens got its name. The park has a history of pirates. Dozens of pirates were hanged from oak trees and gallows in the early 1700s and left dangling from their nooses for days as a deterrent to prevent other pirates from entering Charleston Harbor. Folklore has it that sunken treasure is just waiting to be discovered in the waters.
Michele Corrado Carbone and 2 other parents have been here
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Tips for Families
Battery & White Point Gardens is an serene spot for a picnic and pirate stories. After all, this is the site where dozens of pirates were hanged. What better place to engage kids in a conversation about the possibility of sunken treasure in the waters?
Address: East Battery & Murray Blvd., Charleston, South Carolina 29401| Map
Hours: Year-round More Info
Price: Free More Info