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Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour

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Charleston, United States
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Travel back in time to discover one of America’s most historic cities—Charleston, South Carolina—on this guided small-group walking tour. Explore some of the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages. Visit the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history; Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States; plus historic Philadelphia Alley, and many more.
  • Visit one of America’s most historic cities
  • Enjoy an historic walking tour of Charleston
  • Visit the city’s most enchanting alleys and hidden passages
  • Small group ensures personal attention
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2-Hour Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Walking Tour of Charleston
Small-Group for a more personalized experience
Go "off the beaten path" and explore the history and beauty of Charleston's enchanting alleyways
See a few top Charleston sites along route such as Rainbow Row
Professional/Local Guide
Gratuities

Departure Point

122 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This guided, narrated, educational tour of historic Charleston, South Carolina begins at the north side of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, a colonial building with a 300-year history featuring pirates, patriots and presidents alike, located at 122 East Bay Street.

Visit the city’s oftentimes forgotten alleys and hidden passages that barely pass for streets at all. See points of interest like Rainbow Row, the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States, the Heyward-Washington House museum and much more, including St. Philip's Episcopal Church.

Learn about Revolutionary and Civil War facts and anecdotes while you explore. End your tour near the starting point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Learn about the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rainbow Row
Learn about the history of Rainbow Row.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Heyward-Washington House
Learn about the Heyward Washington House
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Philadelphia Alley
Hear the History of Philadelphia Alley
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Philip's Church
Learn about St Philips Church
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Pass by Charleston Waterfront Park
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lowcountry Walking Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Charleston's Alleys & Hidden Passages Guided Small-Group Walking Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "This visit is a must for all of the historical and current information that he provides." See review
  • "There should be an understanding that there will be a "drop off" point at about 1 hr 15 minutes where some of the group can leave without ado or embarrassment." See review

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Highly recommended
Carol_D
, Feb 2021
The guide, Evan, was super informative about the gardens as well as the history of old Charleston. Pleasant, good humored and a wonderful guide.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Thank you so much, not only for taking the time to review your tour with Evans but to recommend our tour to others! We are sincerely grateful for your vote of confidence and your feedback. Hopefully, we will get another chance to walk with you again!
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Historic Charleston comes to life
Cookie
, Feb 2021
Evans added stories or historical background as we were on the tour. He made Charleston really come to life!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to hear that Evans was able to provide you with such a wonderful tour experience. We look forward to sharing many more walks with you soon!
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Fun Tour on a Very Rainy Day
Cindi_C
, Feb 2021
We had a great time on our tour, with lots of interesting stories and historical knowledge. It was pouring down rain for most of the tour; however, we were kept engaged and moving along. Would recommend for adults.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour despite the (less than perfect) weather. We hope you will join us again on your next trip!
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Terrific
Jenny_B
, Feb 2021
Evans was a terrific and knowledgable guide. He has a passion for the city and it shows! Even in the pouring rain he kept our interest and learned lots about the history of Charleston.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Thank you so much, not only for taking the time to review your tour with Evans but to recommend our tour to others! We are sincerely grateful for your vote of confidence and your feedback. Hopefully, we will get another chance to walk with you again, hopefully when the weather is better!
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Excellent, fun, informative with
Linda_M
, Feb 2021
Dennis was a great guide. His knowledge of Charleston was amazing. This was our first time in Charleston. We loved the tour, enjoyed Dennis and learned a great amount about Charleston.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Thank you so much, not only for taking the time to review your tour with Dennis but to recommend our tour to others! We are sincerely grateful for your vote of confidence and your feedback. Hopefully, we will get another chance to walk with you again!
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Great tour
Judy_A
, Feb 2021
Really enjoyed the tour guide. He really knows about the area and made it really interesting. Charleston is a great city to walk through
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Thank you, Judy! It is fantastic to hear that you had a wonderful time on your tour, and we hope to welcome you back onto another tour very soon.
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Like a fun history lesson
JoAnn_m
, Jan 2021
The guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour an enjoyable and learning experience. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who likes inside information.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you so much! It is fantastic to hear that you had a wonderful time on our tour, and we hope to welcome you back on another tour soon.
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Loved the alleys
Kristine
, Jan 2021
This tour was the perfect intro to Charleston history and charm. Jim was amazing and talked just enough while letting us soak in the beauty of the city. Nice off the beaten path tour 👍🏻👍🏻
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
We are SO happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for taking some time to share your thoughts. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Jim. We hope to see you again soon!
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Great day in Charleston
Ken_H
, Jan 2021
Our guide was wonderful! He was extremely knowledgeable and very funny and witty! We all thoroughly enjoyed our tour and would book another tour again next time we come to Charleston! Thank you!!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you so much for your review! It is fantastic to hear that you had a wonderful time exploring Charleston with us, and we hope to welcome you back onto another tour soon.
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Great walk and safe too... given the pandemic...
Tammy_T
, Jan 2021
Very knowledgeable and passionate guide. Easy to understand and loud enough even with social distancing and masks. Thoroughly enjoyed the walk and sense of humor.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you so much for your feedback! It means everything to us that you loved the tour so much that you would recommend it to others. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of your company on another walk soon!
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