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Discover history while strolling through Historic Charleston

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Our realtor friends at Locountry Charleston recommended that we consider a walking tour blog for our Lowcountry News Channel, and we’re mighty proud they did.  To get an idea of what is entailed while walking historic Charleston’s historic district, follow the link on this nicely done website resource below:

Begin on Charleston’s southeastern tip, at the confluence of East Battery Street and Murray Boulevard, where an old local saying claims that the Ashley and Cooper Rivers meet to form the Atlantic Ocean. From this panoramic vantage point, overlooking historic Charleston Harbor on one side and beautiful gardens and rows of palatial antebellum mansions on the other, moving in any direction may take some will power. It was from this spot that cannon roared with the opening salvos of the Civil War, and where great fleets of war ships and merchant vessels have passed for centuries. Originally a shell bank covered with oysters bleached white by the sun, the area was called White Point by early settlers, who set up lookouts and fortified defenses here in the late 1600′s. Today, the oyster shells are covered by filled land and a the tree-lined park area known as White Point Gardens, while where gun batteries faced the sea is a waterfront bulwark commonly called The Battery.

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We are always involved in a little competition here with our Yankee Sister that lies to the north of our own Historic City of Savannah.  So after you take that walking tour, come check out our own comprehensive walking or riding tour here in the Hostess City of Savannah.