Adjacent to the old Charleston City Hall building, Washington Square is a beautiful place to stumble across when you are wandering the French Quarter. The city's first public park originally named City Hall Park, in the 1880s it was renamed in honor of George Washington, whose statue stands in the square. The Square is bordered by Broad Street, Meeting Street and Chalmers Street, with private buildings and property bordering it on the east. The City Hall building and the Fireproof Building, which holds records of the South Carolina Historical Society, are located on its grounds. Washington Square is a quiet, peaceful place to rest and sit back under the large shady trees after walking the Historic District. The Square is filled with statues and memorials, and is a popular place for street vendors and meeting place of various Charleston walking tours.
We pretty much stop into Washing Square at least once during each trip to unwind for a little bit
Washington Square is one of my favorite places to visit in Charleston. The square is so calm, despite being located right off of both Meeting and Broad Streets. It is located just near the Four Corners of Law, or as locals refer to it, the corner of Mail, Bail, Jail and Hell. It's a great place to start an exploration of the adjacent Chalmer's Street, one of the city's few remaining cobblestone streets.