White Point Garden


White Point Garden

Sixteen. White Point Garden

2 Murray Blvd. (South of Broad)
CharlestonSC  29401
(843) 724-7327

Along East Battery are the 11-inch Dahlgren gun that fired shells at For Sumter in 1863 and two Confederate columbiads (large cannons) that were used in the defense of Fort Sumter. On Murray Blvd. there are several more artillery pieces: a rare 7-inch Brooke rifle (a large cannon) that was found at Fort Johnson and four 13-inch Union mortars (weighing 17,000 pounds each). On the King St. side are a 1918 World War I howitzer; a French cannon of Revolutionary War vintage that was found in Camden, South Carolina; and a rapid-fire gun from a Spanish ship captured during the Spanish–American War.

There are several monuments in the park. The Sergeant Jasper Monument which commemorates the victory of the colonists over the British at For Moultrie in 1776. There is also a memorial to the crew of the C.S.S. H.L. Hunley.