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Historic Downtown Walking Tour

  • Visit one of America’s most historic cities
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Downtown Charleston
  • Visit many popular points of interest
Historic Downtown Walking Tour
From USD 25.00
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Historic Downtown Walking Tour
From USD 25.00
Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities — Charleston, South Carolina — on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. Visit points of interest including Chalmers Street and the Old Slave Mart; the Dock Street Theatre in the historic French Quarter neighborhood; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building; plus St. Michael's Alley, Washington Square and White Point Garden, in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, with a spectacular view of Fort Sumter and many more.
What to Expect
This guided educational tour of historic Charleston, South Carolina begins at 45 Pinckney Street outside the historic Charleston City Market, a 200-year-old venue that covers four downtown blocks.
Visit points of interest like the Old Exchange Building, South Carolina's most historic building and the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history featuring pirates, patriots and presidents alike.
Also, see the Pink House, one of the oldest buildings in South Carolina and the oldest building in Charleston; St. Michael's Episcopal Church, the oldest surviving religious structure in Charleston; the secluded, 1-block stretch of Philadelphia Alley — plus a plethora of historic homes, churches and other landmark locations.
Along the way, learn about Charleston’s pivotal role in American history, from the American Revolution to the Civil War and beyond.
Reviews (18)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Great introduction to Charleston

We had a great tour with Jim, who explained made the history of the city accessible and interesting. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about this historic city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MWZW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great Start to our Charleston Trip

My family took the historical walking tour (ages 19-59) and really enjoyed it. The guide Jim, was great and very informative. He knew a lot about the city and pointed out many interesting historical and architectural facts. This was one of the first things we...More

1  Thank pkissinger41
Reviewed 27 October 2018
The Boys Got Invited on the Girls Trip to Charleston

Wanted to learn a little about the history of the city. Wow! Pre-Revolution, American Revolution, War of 1812, War of Northern Aggression, etc. etc. Very knowledgeable staff and they all seem to know one another as we crossed paths!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pbaglaw
Reviewed 25 October 2018
Great intro to Charleston

We really enjoyed the historic downtown tour with Captain Bob! He was incredibly knowledgeable, fun to listen to, and made the long history of Charleston fresh and engaging. We also learned gems of architectural knowledge that we were able to look for as we explored...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 6 September 2018
Interesting walk through history

My husband and I took this tour with Bill. It was very reasonably priced. Bill had lots of interesting facts and anecdotes as we made our way through the tour. Charleston has a ton of fascinating history and i’m Sure we’ll be back.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tiburon23hrf
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