Charleston Parks & Gardens near Our Inn
You could spend days exploring Charleston’s local parks and gardens, many of which are within walking distance of the Battery Carriage House Inn. From the Battery Park right across the street to Magnolia Plantation & Gardens just 20 minutes away, you’ll experience nature at its best during your stay with us.
Local Parks & Gardens:
The Battery & White Point Gardens (across the street) – Once used as a fortification for the city during the Civil War, this prominent landmark features views of Fort Sumter and Charleston Harbor.
Waterfront Park (0.8 mile) – A public park located on 1,280 feet of waterfront property, Waterfront Park has a grassy public green, pier, and picnic areas.
James Island County Park (6.1 miles) – Offering family fun year-round, this park offers grassy open meadows; saltwater fishing and crabbing; a spray play fountain; paved trails for walking, biking, and skating; picnic spots with tables and grills; dog park; sand volleyball court; horseshoe pits; and more.
Folly Beach County Park (13.5 miles) – Enjoy this beach access park with 4,000 feet of ocean frontage, outdoor showers, restrooms, picnic areas, a snack bar, and boardwalks.
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens (13.6 miles) - Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, this is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry and the oldest public gardens in America. One of its unique features is the Audubon Swamp Garden, a 60-acre blackwater cypress and tupelo swamp that offers boardwalks, great views of wildlife, and a plantation cemetery.
Caw Caw Interpretive Center (16.8 miles) – This 654-acre park highlights Charleston’s heritage, with environmental education classrooms and eight miles of nature trails through oak forest and marshes.
Kiawah Beachwalker Park (25.6 miles) – This lovely beach access park has dressing areas, outdoor showers, restrooms, boardwalks, a snack bar, and a picnic area.
Old Santee Canal Park (36.1 miles) – This 195-acre park commemorates the area's rich history and habitat and features the Stony Landing House (built in 1843), The Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center, four miles of boardwalks, and an Interpretive Center.
Audubon Center & Sanctuary at Francis Beidler Forest (47.5 miles) – A 15,000-acre sanctuary located in Four Holes Swamp, the Audubon Center has the largest remaining virgin stand of bald cypress and tupelo trees in the world.