The Battery

In Charleston, The Battery has two different meanings. One is a professional soccer team based in the city and the other is a defensive seawall built during the Civil War to protect the city of Charleston from enemy invaders. Stunning views, historic sites such as cannons and weaponry, and stately mansions, Battery Park is a wonderful place to start your journey of Charleston.

Like many sites in Charleston, you get equal portions of history and relaxing scenery. This southern drawling style of touring is great for relaxed groups with an interest for discovering the spirit of a place while you wander. The Battery Park is also the place to tour the elegant manor homes full of southern grace including the Villa Margherita, the William Ravenel House, and the Charles Drayton House, all of which are historic landmarks. You can also visit the White Point Gardens at Battery Park, the site of a former Revolutionary War fort as well as one used during the War of 1812. White Point also has a history with pirates as well as war intrigue, making walking tours extra interesting. You'll be able to see wonderful views of Fort Sumter and the U.S.S. Yorktown from the park's shores beneath the swaying palmetto trees.

Tour the area with your group or an informed guide for a wonderful and scenic education-packed afternoon in the lovely city of Charleston.