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White Point Gardens - Battery Park
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N 32° 46.300 W 079° 55.683
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1 to 2 hours
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2/4/2013 10:36 PM
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2/6/2013 7:04 AM
Easy walking tour of White Point Gardens in historic Charleston, SC. You will be walking a total of about a mile. The related geocache is GC45F1A
About This Cartridge
White Point Garden is a 5.7 acre public park located in historic Charleston, South Carolina. It is the southern terminus for The Battery. It is bounded by East Battery, Murray Blvd., King St. and South Battery St. The southern tip of Charleston's peninsula was originally known as Oyster Point and later White Point because of the piles of sun-bleached oyster shells found at the edge of the water. Later, landfill projects resulted in the built up sea wall that is present today. Storm surges of past hurricanes have breached the sea wall and flooded the homes and gardens along the Battery.
From about 1840 to 1881, a public bath house stood at the end of King Street. The building was constructed by James English, William Patton, and Henry Pinckney at a cost of about $25,000. A cake and ice cream parlor was operated on the top floor. The bath house suffered severe damages by storms but was rebuilt each time. It was removed in 1881 as White Point Gardens and the waterfront were filled in.
Your visit to White Point Gardens starts a short walk away at the Edmondston-Alston House. As you walk along the Battery towards the park you will see many old mansions that have been restored to their original splendor.
Recent Cartridge Logs:
Old Tom Bombadil played it on 5/2/2013
Our first Wherigo! Had a great time, even with the gusting wind and misting rain. Played on iPhone, the weather fooled with my gps signal a bit, but had a great time!
White Mithrandir played it on 4/5/2013
Enjoyed the tour very much. Worked perfect on the iPhone.
georeyna played it on 3/14/2013
I loved playing this cartridge. I am happy to see more WIG cartridges being produced.
I started at the beginning point, then made my way to the park. I had to circle the park many times to find a parking space. *I had to keep moving my car*
The place was packed with visitors. Loads of fun and used my iPhone to play.
Thanks, lots of history and a lot of fun!!
nanahuck played it on 2/8/2013
Great one! First one I have done! Got code not sure how to use it ! Finished!
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