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“Great Place For Family”
Review of Battery Number 5

Ranked #110 of 237 things to do in Charleston
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Byron, Georgia
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72 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Place For Family”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

This is a really great place to take your family. My family enjoys going to the battery and taking a picnic lunch. The boys love running and playing in the wide open space. I did like talking to one of my boys about the cannons. He was fascinated by the cannons and the cannonballs that are there. The architecture downtown is phenomenal. We love driving around or walking through the streets to see the houses and churches that are near the battery. The battery is a wonderful place to push your kids in a stroller, ride bikes, take a nap, throw a frisbee or a football or just hang out and enjoy the water. It is a good stop to let your kids get rid of some of that extra energy. The battery is also in walking distance from City Market and some really good restaurants and coffee shops that are downtown. You need to fit this into your trip the next time you visit Charleston.

Visited April 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
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202 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Reminiscing!”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

My husband took me back here on the date he proposed 15 years ago, right here at the Battery. How ROMANTIC! I know there is a great deal of history here, and also a wonderful view. We tried to find a place to stay in our budget. It is lovelier and more historic than our budget can fund at present. Proposal on the waterfront is free.

Visited January 2014
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Chicago
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2,044 reviews
574 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,198 helpful votes
“The first shots of the Civil War were fire here”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

No visit to Charleston would be complete without a visit to the Battery Number 5 area. Charleston is known for its amazing architecture that blends an early American influence with more than a little English style. Many of these well-preserved homes date back to the mid-Eighteenth Century. Definitely take a stroll over here if you are in downtown Charleston, read the signs on Charleston's history, and enjoy watching the boats sail in the Charleston harbor. This area is not only beautiful but it is full of history. The Battery, is a park where you can see where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. You just have to put yourself in the mindset that reflects on all of the history that happened here. Think about Charleston citizens watching the Civil War begin out over on Ft. Sumter from here. Think about the cannons that you can visit and touch and imagine them in action! There are many beautiful mansions along here to take pictures of.

Visited December 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Down south”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

There is truth to southern hospitality, could walk everywhere food great. The houses are beautiful in the city and beautifully preserved.

Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great architecture & water views”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

lovely neighborhood in charleston, a must see! great place to walk around to get a feel for the stately mansions and view of the water. A great walk from the historic district on east bay drive.

Visited August 2013
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