Marion Square
Marion Square
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles443 reviews
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Richard C
Virginia799 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Marion Square is a great place to walk and an active hub of activity in Charleston. During the day there were vendors on King Street and at night, it was lit up with festive decorations. Very often, while visiting the city, I would go a block or two out of my way just so I could stroll through this open, green space.
Written 9 December 2023
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TravelingMama
New York, NY422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Plopped down in the middle of town where there isn’t much green grass, this was a nice oasis in the midst of concrete. Nice open grassy area to sit and enjoy your coffee
Written 16 July 2023
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MominOC
Orange County, CA4,851 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
it seemed safe even though there were some street people in the area. Nothing alarming. Nice open area that you walk through to other scenic areas of Charleston.
Written 6 July 2023
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Large open area with lots going on and surrounded by a large open air market. Lots going on and plenty of people pursuing the various stalls or just chilling in the perfectly maintained grass area.
Written 7 June 2023
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daderdoc
Owings Mills, MD147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Hotel was on the square and we found it clean, safe feeling. Added bonus was daily art and crafting festival with local and other artists presenting a variety of painted art. Unexpectedly we found police presence there every night with a cruiser parked in obvious sight and even though we never felt any sort of threat, I know it was a deterrent.
So much fun to see kids and dogs playing in the open spaces.
Written 30 May 2023
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ct-cruisers
Connecticut6,191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We were staying at the Embassy Suites hotel that is next to this park area.

It has a lovely fountain at the corner of King St. And Calhoun St. with cute animal sculptures.

The park perimeter is lined with plenty of trees for shade.

We saw a lot of people taking advantage of the space during lunch time on a business day.
Written 6 May 2023
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
While in the day times hours it looks beautiful and all the motels and restaurants around it how ever if the tourists was to sit at night and try to take in the lights they would find that it is infested with rats and these are some vicious ones they will run up on u with no fear the city needs to address and take care of this before someone gets bit from one no telling the disease they carry
Written 30 July 2022
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TXMARTINS
Denver, CO3,919 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Our hotel was located on the square and we were so excited to see the lights each night and go to the farmers market on Saturday & Sunday! We could walk from our room, but the parking right at the square is minimal (though garages are nearby). Lots of sports, picnics & kids running around on a sunny weekend.
Written 29 December 2021
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,221 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Green space on the north end of the historic district. Good place to hang out if you’re a student at the College of Charleston or are homeless. Not overly interesting place. I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit except if you want to check out the previously mentioned Farmer’s Market on Saturdays.
Written 21 December 2021
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Today, when you stroll through Marion Square in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina, you admire the statues and monuments and 6 1/2 acres of green space that once served as a parade ground and now is home to a weekly farmers market and various food and wine, art and music festivals. But did you know it also was the site of the worst American defeat in the Revolutionary War, where British troops crossed the Ashley River north of Charleston and attacked American defenses in the area of Marion Square? Bounded by Calhoun Street on the south, Meeting Street on the east, Tobacco Street to the north and King Street on the west, the square is operated as a public park. It is a favorite gathering place for College of Charleston students, whose campus is located nearby, and features a memorial to the Holocaust, an obelisk dedicated to Civil War general Wade Hampton. Jointly owned by the Washington Light Infantry and the Sumter Guards, they have prevented city officials from paving the park as a parking lot and developing the park as a shopping center.
Written 13 September 2021
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