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
- Date Added:
2/4/2013 10:36 PM
- Last Updated:
2/13/2016 9:18 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. 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.
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:
tomulus & MSt played it on 3/12/2017
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.
Sought and Found played it on 3/8/2017
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.
coachstahly played it on 7/26/2015
Played on my Samsung S5 using the Whereyougo app and it worked flawlessly. It took me about 15 minutes, and I answered wrong on purpose to see what the creator might have added when answered wrong. A nice quick tour of a neat area.
BerkeleyBoomers played it on 1/25/2015
Visiting Charleston for a conference. Walked down here to play this cartridge on my Oregon. The cartridge worked perfectly and all the waypoints were good. Only the description of the cache itself was wrong. Also, unlike most other cartridges I've played, the completion code was not saved and I couldn't upload it here. Fortunately I had copied it to my DeLorme and could copy that (minus three characters) and load it here.
Fyregypsy played it on 9/3/2014
Finished playing this one just now. Cartridge works great. Thanks for taking us to this area.
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