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: 2/6/2013 7:04 AM
  • Downloads: 131
  • Completions: 7

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.  

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 DLB67 played it on 2/26/2014

Rating: 4 stars

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.

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Groundspeak Premium Member NCPositronics played it on 12/28/2013

Rating: 5 stars

Great tour of the monuments - thanks!

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Groundspeak Premium Member TheLostExpedition played it on 11/24/2013

Rating: 4 stars

The password I got at the end didn't unlock this cartridge for me either. I still had a lot of fun and found the geocache at the end.

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Groundspeak Premium Member bachmann_andreas played it on 6/9/2013

Rating: 5 stars

I played this one last weekend. I've been around Battery Park quite often but it was nice to come again and do the WIG. Unfortunately the system wouldn't accept either my saved game or the unlock code. I even played it again since I thought the unlock code I wrote on the paper was wrong.

Still had a lot of fun with this WIG.

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Groundspeak Premium Member AZtravelers played it on 5/25/2013

Rating: 5 stars

Thanks for the unlock tip Pat. I dropped the Q at the end and changed my 1 to an I and it unlocked. Enjoyed the trip around the park and Charleston in general. Your caches helped the enjoyment.

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