Washington Square
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA20,623 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This is a nice shady square in the old part of town. There is a miniature Washington monument as well as a statue and a lot of real green grass.
Written 16 June 2024
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GoogleEarth_Traveler
Jacksonville, NC167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
A nice park to visit with history, memorials near great restaurants. Great shade from the sun, park benches to rest (be mindful of bugs), and close to other sites. At just the square alone there's a statue of George Washington, an obelisk and the fire proof building. Across the way is also the pillar from the Giant's Causeway (Ireland) that not many know of.
Written 6 August 2023
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Charming but relatively compact inner city park. My wife and I were in the area so we took the opportunity to walk around and spend some time relaxing. There were lots of walking tours coming and going but that didn't distract from the calmness of the park.
Written 7 June 2023
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Brian S
Sumter, SC1,197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Located in the heart of downtown Charleston close to the Old Provost Dungeon and Powder Magazine this is one of the many public parks that highlight downtown. Statue of George Washington and a Marker that marks the site of the Centennial Fort Sumter Time Capsule. In the center of the park is a huge memorial sculptor and along the outside are smaller Memorials that are memories of Charlestons Historic post.
Written 23 April 2023
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Pittsburgh, PA121,738 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Washington square is a beautiful park in the heart of Charleston. We stopped at a bench and enjoyed the park for about 20 minutes
Written 14 April 2023
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Washington Square is the oldest public park in Charleston, South Carolina, dating to 1818. Located in the heart of the city's beautifully landscaped historic district, behind City Hall at the corner of Meeting Street and Broad Street, it is noted for the planting beds and red brick walls that were installed in 1881. With plenty of shade and seating to relax on a hot summer day and admire the flower displays and oak trees and historic monuments, visitors also are close to some of the city's most popular bars and restaurants. Most notably, in the center of the park is an obelisk-shaped memorial to the Washington Light Infantry, a military and social organization located in Charleston. One of the oldest militia groups still active in the United States, it was founded in 1807. Made of Carolina gray granite, the 42-foot high memorial, a smaller model of the Washington Monument in Washington DC, was unveiled in 1891 and is inscribed with the names of important military battles. Along the east wall of the park is a monument to Confederate General Pierre Beauregard, who was in charge of the city's defenses during the Civil War in 1862-1864. Finally, a life-size sculpture of George Washington was unveiled in 1999. What took so long? The park's name was changed from City Hall Park to Washington Square on October 19, 1881, the centennial of the British surrender at Yorktown, ending the Revolutionary War.
Written 14 September 2021
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY15,053 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The Washington Square park is downtown in the historic area of Charleston on Broad Street. It’s a green park with flower beds and trees. The center of the park has a memorial to the Washington Light Infantry.
Written 29 October 2020
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bassaidai88
Hagerstown, MD557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
As the obelisk in the center draws you into in the park, you note the full statue of a man on one side and the bust of another man on another side. The obelisk is a memorial to the Washington Light Infantry and is about forty-two feet high. It is inscribed with the names of various battles.The full statue is of George Washington. The bust is of the Charleston poet Henry Timrod. Along the east wall of the park is a monument to Gen. Pierre Beauregard who was the Confederate general in charge of the city's defenses in 1862-1864. Huge trees provide shade to this quiet historical nook. You can learn some history of Charleston by visiting this park.
Written 11 November 2019
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Cac1234
Germantown, NY2,067 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Washington Square is a lovely greenspace in downtown on Broad Street. There is a statue of Washington in the center of the park, hence the name. One may relax on a bench and sit in the shade.
Written 20 October 2019
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parrottdize
Dyer, IN2,281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is a small park that we happened on while walking around historical Charleston. What a pleasant surprise! It is quiet, peaceful with plenty of benches and shade trees.
Written 10 September 2019
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