Charleston Parks Conservancy

White Point Gardens

Charlestowne, Charleston
  • Charleston Area CVB
    "Pirates were hanged here in the 1700s."(3 Tips)
    Arthur C.
    "Go here to shoot Canon's at Ft. Sumter"(2 Tips)
    Dee O.
    "Great for a run, looking at historical homes, sunsets and picnics."(2 Tips)
    Charming Inns of Charleston
    "downtown dog parks."(2 Tips)
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  • Charleston Area CVB
    Charleston Area CVBApril 29, 2015
    Pirates were hanged here in the 1700s. Today, this public park at the tip of the peninsula is shaded by stately oak trees and lined with benches and surrounded by stunning Antebellum mansions.
  • Charming Inns of Charleston
    Dog on vacation with you at the John Rutledge House Inn or Kings Courtyard Inn? The Gardens are a short walk away. Canopied with live oaks & one of the prettiest (yet un-official) downtown dog parks.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    From here you can see where the twin rivers empty into the Atlantic Ocean, and Fort Sumter, site of the first battle of the Civil War (more on that later). Read more
    Upvoted 15 hours ago
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANJuly 26, 2011
    During the Jim Crow Era, African Americans were excluded from the parks in Chas, esp the Battery Park which was said to be a premier location in the city during that time. Watch video for more info. Read more
  • Brian K.
    Brian KnightOctober 25, 2013
    This park is very rich in history and a popular place for wedding photos.
  • Crystal C.
    Crystal CarneyJune 3, 2010
    If you visit here which is a must just remember to make sure during your visit you won't have to run to the bathroom. There is no public restrooms south of broad street.
  • Dee O.
    Dee O'NeillApril 15, 2015
    Great for a run, looking at historical homes, sunsets and picnics.
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJune 24, 2011
    Stede Bonnet, the so-called “Gentleman Pirate,” was hanged here on December 10, 1718. Afterward, his body was left on the gallows as a warning to other would-be buccaneers. (From Aerial America) Read more
  • Anna C.
    Anna C.August 4, 2011
    Best between 8 and 10 AM. Everything after that is a tourist nightmare until dark.
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DeBoerAugust 30, 2015
    Good for an evening walk, right on the battery and the edge of downtown Charleston.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle ByeSeptember 11, 2016
    Sorry to interrupt your morning run or sunrise photoshoot, but they used to hang pirates here.
  • Melonie P.
    Melonie PennJune 8, 2011
    Come at night. The lights are beautiful and it's so peaceful.
  • Amy C.
    Amy CoatsApril 9, 2010
    Great Place to take your dogs for a walk. Parking is free, which is great for downtown.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BarrosJune 28, 2013
    Nice park. No gardens.
  • William
    WilliamSeptember 29, 2011
    Nice walk and place to see
  • Arthur C.
    Arthur CarmichaelJune 22, 2013
    Go here to shoot Canon's at Ft. Sumter
  • kirstie r.
    kirstie rSeptember 5, 2011
    Nice place for a walk
  • Meg T.
    Meg TorrezMay 18, 2011
    Best picnic spot!
  • John M.
    John MarroMay 8, 2010
    Great place for pictures and a bit history
  • David D.
    David DouglasDecember 3, 2011
    DO NOT take a picture with the cannons.
  • Bulldog Tours
    Bulldog ToursOctober 4, 2011
    See on foot, not by car/van/bus/RV/spaceship.
  • Mathis W.
    Mathis WrennJune 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    It's a strange place for a dog park
  • Tony T.
    Tony TewellJuly 4, 2011
    Looks better by boat
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MuttilloAugust 17, 2010
    So pretty!
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AldridgeSeptember 14, 2010
    SMells like hot dogs here
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