The Charleston Battery
The Battery is one of Charleston’s most iconic landmarks. It’s a must-see destination for anyone visiting Charleston and offers splendid views of the harbor.
Located at the southern tip of the Charleston peninsula, The Battery is a historic seawall, originally built in the late 1700’s as a defensive fortification for Charleston. Seawalls replaced the original fortification and cannons were mounted to protect the city.
During the Civil War, The Battery became an important strategic location for the Confederate Army. The cannons were used to defend Charleston from Union attacks.
Today, The Battery is a popular destination for those who want to understand Charleston’s rich history. The Battery offers stunning views of not only the cannons and seawall but is also home to some of Charleston’s most beautiful and historic homes. My personal favorite is the Edmonston-Alston House, which is three stories of grace, opulence, and grandeur.
Fort Sumter is located near The Battery. In 1861, Confederate soldiers fired on the fort, which was occupied by Union soldiers, and the ensuing battle marked the start of the Civil War.
Overall, The Battery is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Charleston. Whether you’re a Civil War/history buff, love beautiful architecture, or simply someone who loves the beauty of the outdoors and the sound of waves on the shore. Make this a priority when you visit Charleston and experience the history and beauty of all that is Charleston.