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White Point Gardens Interesting

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White Point Gardens Interesting : Michelin's recommendations

Named for the gleaming white oyster beds that the first settlers found on this site in 1670, White Point occupies the southern tip of Charleston's peninsula. It was here that the settlers relocated their fledgling town in 1680. Established as a public park in 1837, White Point was used as a gun battery during the Civil War. A number of Confederate cannons still stand in the park as reminders of less peaceful times. Monuments here honor heroes from the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, including the crew of the H.L. Hunley. Also referred to simply as The Battery, White Point Gardens makes a wonderful spot for strolling, picnicking or just relaxing amid its palmettos and moss-draped live oak trees. Of course, the expansive view out to the horizon is not bad, either!

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