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.
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.
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.
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.