Fridays In The Carolinas – The Battery, Charleston SC

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I will start this off by saying Charleston, SC is one of the most beautiful places we have visited. We moved to South Carolina from New Jersey, so we never really visited to many places like this. We lived right outside of NYC, 15 minutes to be exact. We were so used to all the hustle and bustle, never really stopping to appreciate  what was around us. My husband decided about four years ago ( after visiting my brother and his family here in SC) that he wanted a better life for me and the kids. He didn’t want to have to worry about the kids getting a good education and so on. He wanted us to be able to go out the front door and not worry what was waiting on the streets. So here we are now, we have lived in SC for 3 1/2 years and we love it. We are now able to stop and appreciate the beauty that is around us. Now to get back to the topic. The Battery is a beautiful historic park in Charleston. It’s a park at the very southern tip of Charleston. You can grab a seat on a bench for some shade, see some of the best monuments to Charleston’s past (and what a past Charleston has), and take a slow walk around Charleston’s waterfront.

 

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Battery Park and White Point Garden offer views of Fort Sumter, scenic antebellum homes, and a number of historic monuments. The area was established initially as Fort Broughton in 1735, later as Fort Wilkins, as a park in 1837, and it later became a Confederate artillery battery during the Civil War. Today it’s a peaceful park with monuments reminding of its past use. Here along the Battery, you can see Civil War-vintage cannons and memorials to the soldiers.

 

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We loved walking around the waterfront. It is so beautiful and serene. The Battery consists of a group of old Southern style mansions. You can look out into the bay and see Fort Sumter. Some of the most beautiful homes in the United States are within a few blocks of The Battery, especially East Battery Street. Block after block of graceful Antebellum mansions. Most have full side porches and little gardens. It really is a treat to wander the streets that radiate out from The Battery.

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So if your ever in Charleston, make sure you visit The Battery and I am sure you will love it as much as we do.

Comments

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    says

    OMGosh that is so beautiful! I want to move to SC, always have. I have no reasoning behind it either. In my mind, that is just where I have chosen. It’s south, but not too far south. And I’d love to be on that side of the states too. Closer to water. Someday.

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    Nickida says

    That looks like so much fun. You always showcase some of the best places to visit. I love reading these posts. I may have to add this to my list of places to visit.

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    says

    What a gorgeous place, love the architecture and the south has such a relaxed and laid back feel while at the same time there is so much history behind every building and house. I have never been to Charleston but I will put it in the bucket list for sure. What a wonderful and educational family trip. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    says

    Beautiful pictures. So glad that your family loves where you moved to. Many times it doesn’t work out that way. Thanks for sharing . I would love to visit SC.

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    says

    Wow! I live in Chicago and although Chicago is a beautiful city it is hardly as peaceful as this looks. Beautiful pictures. I’ve never been to Charleston but I have been to Myrtle Beach. I will put that on one of our places to visit.

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