Latest Release:
2/4/2013
Version: 1.0
Price: Free
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White Point Gardens - Battery Park 

  • Average Rating: 4.5 stars
  • Created by: Edisto Patto
  • Submitted by: Premium Member Edisto Patto
  • Start at:  N 32° 46.300 W 079° 55.683
  • Location: United States
  • Play Time: 1 to 2 hours
  • Date Added: 2/4/2013 10:36 PM
  • Last Updated: 2/13/2016 9:18 AM
  • Downloads: 512
  • Completions: 21

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. The final is a nano container....not a MKC

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.  

Starting Location

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:

Groundspeak Premium Member geogeek4sure played it on 7/9/2017

Rating: 4 stars

This was our first Where I Go cache! We very much enjoyed the history lesson and exploring this beautiful park! Thanks for the work that went into this!

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Groundspeak Premium Member tleu played it on 6/18/2017

Rating: 5 stars

What a unique park this is! I enjoyed every stop on the wherigo cartridge, and what a perfect spot in which to plan a wherigo. The stops are all close together and the history is interesting. The views are glorious. We spent about 30 minutes and I was sorry it was over! Thanks for planning this one. 5 stars!

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Groundspeak Premium Member chewbacca72 played it on 4/19/2017

Rating: 4 stars

During our holidays, searchersab and I were also looking for some caches. We travelled from Miami to Orlando, Savannah, Charleston, Asheville, Great Smoky Mountains, New Orleans, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Sarasota, Cape Coral, Naples, the Everglades, Key West and back to Miami.
So with Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Atlanta, Mississippi and Louisana we have passed through 8 states.

Many thanks to all owners for hiding, greetings from Switzerland

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Groundspeak Premium Member tomulus & MSt played it on 3/12/2017

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Great fun with this. Except didn't find the geocache container until the next day. Darkness and a group of muggles enjoying themselves by the spot kept us from looking carefully the first time. It's all good as the saying goes. TFTH.

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Groundspeak Premium Member Sought and Found played it on 3/8/2017

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We had trouble with the unlock code for the cartridge. We noticed in some other logs that we only needed the first 15 characters. That worked for us. We enjoyed our walk and roll around the park. I walked, and my wife rolled. She had a broken foot and made her way around the park on a little scooter. It was one on which she could kneel and then push along with her good foot. The uneven sidewalks were a bit of a challenge, but she did well. When we got to the final location, there was a muggle right there interacting with the hiding spot. We waited her out, and after a short time had the spot to ourselves. Thanks for this Wherigo.

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