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:
Team Asterix played it on 8/17/2014
Completed the tour this afternoon on a sunny, but hot and humid Charleston day. This was part of a combination geocache, whereigo and Munzee hunting adventure today. :-) TFTW!
ZeppelinDT played it on 6/16/2014
Finished today. Wasn't able to find the physical cache to sign the log, but completed the tour. Had tons of fun and learned a lot! P.s. ~ for anybody having trouble with the unlock code, try dropping the last three characters and only entering the first 15 (instead of the full 18 character code). For some reason this usually works.
scislandgirl played it on 5/7/2014
wrbvt70 and I did this yesterday(5/5/14). It was our first, and even though we have been here many times, it was interesting and fun. We even noticed some things we had not on previous trips. Unfortunately, it will not accept my unlock code. I took a screen shot of my number, and have tried changing anything that could be a number or letter(0/O), but it still says "wrong code". Sadly, wrbvt70 wrote his code on paper which got wet. We may try again next time we are down town, but if not, it was fun.
DLB67 played it on 2/26/2014
I played and completed this one today in the rain but for some reason the unlock code does not work. I took a photo of it when I finished so I know I am putting it in right. Thanks for the tour.
NCPositronics played it on 12/28/2013
Great tour of the monuments - thanks!
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