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Hampton Park

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823 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403


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Park in Charleston that was formerly a horse race track, Civil War prison and more

Hampton Park is a 56-acre historic park, and the largest located on the peninsula of Charleston. Today you can stop by the park for it's beautiful gardens and aboretum or for the walking trails and audio tour that examines the many layers of history that have shaped this special place. These layers include a 1791 Horse Race Track, an 1864 Civil War Prison, the 1865 site of First Memorial Day event, and the 1901-1902 West Indian Exposition.