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Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour

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USD 29.00
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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins at 8pm when you meet your guide on Anson Street, who over the course of 90 minutes, will take you on an uncensored journey of Charleston's sordid past. Hear the tales of brothels, corruption, prostitutes, scandals, and crime, and learn the city's darker secrets that other tours leave out.

    While pastel-colored homes, sunshine, and southern hospitality reign supreme in the coastal city, it isn't always champagne and mimosas down here on the Charleston streets. From centuries ago to the present day, Charleston has been a place where high society is riddled with scandal, temptation, sin, and truly unruly behavior. 

    Whether it’s a fascinating story about a legendary brothel, or a look back at ancient forms of punishment, find out what really went on in the streets in the "Holy City" of Charleston. Did Charleston have a red-light district? Why did prostitutes wear red shoes? Your licensed and experienced tour guides will answer these questions throughout the tour, and there really isn't any other Charleston walking tour like it.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    18 Anson St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Professional guide
    • UNCENSORED Walking Tour
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years, this is an uncensored Tour
    • Mobile phone numbers are required at time of booking
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Uncensored tour, profanity may be used
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Love this tour, the great history of old Charleston Great tour guide, Who knew the Charleston was so DARK AND SHADY full of secrets I Loved the tour
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    Response from BulldogTours1, Manager at Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thanks so much for your review of the Dark Side of Charleston! Charleston has a lot of hidden secrets and the city does not so easily give them up. That is what we like to explore on this tour. Thanks again for visiting the (un)Holy City with us!
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    Did the Dark Side Tour with Bruce on Friday. What a fantastic look into the seedy history of a beautiful city. Bruce was knowledgeable, fun, entertaining and had a great blend of facts and candor appropriate to the tour. Highly recommend!
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    Response from BulldogTours1, Manager at Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thanks so much for your review! We are excited to hear you enjoyed the tour with Bruce on the Dark Side of Charleston Tour. Thanks again for visiting with us!
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    We took this tour with Gordon who told us that it was his favorite tour because he got to cuss and cuss he did. Dropping all the f-bombs was not really necessary and took away from the tour experience. The tour was R rated, not the problem. Again, it wasn’t the subject matter
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    Response from BulldogTours1, Manager at Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour
    Responded 27 Oct. 2019
    We appreciate your candor and your good intentions, which, as far as we're concerned, are beyond reproach. We would like to respond to your comment on a personal level and also provide a warning to anyone else reading this review who might be considering our Dark Side Tour. It is never, ever our intention to upset anyone's sensibilities regarding our choice of language on the Dark Side Tour, but it is a tour designed to shock as the guide inappropriately rubs up against the skankier side of the Palmetto City. Charleston has, in days past, been a haven for horny sailors, bawdy pirates and perverted murderers. It can touch upon free love communes, dismemberment, mass murder, necrophilia, etc., etc., etc. Even a historical account of such goings-on must be preceded by a warning - which we do by clearly calling it an R-rated tour (Restricted – Under 17 not admitted), not just due to the subject matter itself but also because of the language our guides use to describe it. The gist of your complaint, if we're reading it right, was gratuitous f-bombs. We get it, but it brings to mind the image of someone going to a car wash and then complaining when their vehicle emerges with water dripping from the sides. If the f-bombs were the equivalent of unwelcome advances, perhaps one of the family-friendly tours would have been better suited to your refined sense of decorum. Please feel free to contact Randy Johnson, our Guide Manager, at randall@bulldogtours.com, for additional apologies and a refund of your ticket price. This is a huge help to us and we take your feedback very seriously. However, for anyone reading this, please be aware that you might have to duck a few incoming f-bombs on our Dark Side Tour. It's a car wash and you're going to get wet.
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    Randy was a fantastic guide! He was super knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all the dark and shady secrets of historic Charleston. Highly recommend this tour!
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    Response from BulldogTours1, Manager at Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour
    Responded 17 Sep. 2019
    Thanks so much for your review! The guides that deliver the Dark Side Tour often will note that it is one of their favorite tours to give in the city. It is a fun to explore the underbelly of Charleston's past. Thanks for visiting with us!
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    We took the Dark Side of Charleston walking tour with Carol. I had an experience similar to many other reviewers: the only “risqué” portion of the tour was Carol’s language. The tour could have easily taken place @ any bar in America because we didn’t visit any of the sites we
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    Response from BulldogTours1, Manager at Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour
    Responded 2 Sep. 2019
    Ouch! Carol consistently gets great reviews for her Dark Side Tour. We are following up with her to see what was different about this particular tour. Please feel free to contact Randy Johnson, our Guide Manager, at randall@bulldogtours.com, to explore ways we can make this right by you. We're really sorry and hope that, after this latest hurricane passes, you'll give us another try. Many, many thanks for letting us know and we hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend.
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